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Congestion Control for Small Buffer High Speed Networks

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Congestion Control for Small Buffer High Speed Networks
— There is growing interest in designing high speed routers with small buffers that store only tens of packets. Recent studies suggest that TCP NewReno, with the addition of a pacing mechanism, can interact with such routers without sacrificing link utilization. Unfortunately, as we show in this paper, as workload requirements grow and connection bandwidths increase, the interaction between the congestion control protocol and small buffer routers produce link utilizations that tend to zero. This is a simple consequence of the inverse square root dependence of TCP throughput on loss probability. In this paper we present a new congestion controller that avoids this problem by allowing a TCP connection to achieve arbitrarily large bandwidths without demanding the loss probability go to zero. We show that this controller produces stable behavior and, through simulation, we show its performance to be superior to TCP NewReno in a variety of environments. Lastly, because of its advantages ...
Yu Gu, Donald F. Towsley, C. V. Hollot, Honggang Z
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where INFOCOM
Authors Yu Gu, Donald F. Towsley, C. V. Hollot, Honggang Zhang
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