GTP: group transport protocol for lambda-Grids

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GTP: group transport protocol for lambda-Grids
The notion of lambda-Grids posits plentiful collections of computing and storage resources richly interconnected by dedicated dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) optical paths. In lambda-Grids, the DWDM links form a network with plentiful bandwidth, pushing contention and sharing bottlenecks to the end systems (or their network links) and motivating the Group Transport Protocol (GTP). GTP features request-response data transfer model, ratebased explicit flow control, and more importantly, receiver-centric max-min fair rate allocation across multiple flows to support multipoint-to-point data movement. Our studies show that GTP performs as well as other UDP based aggressive transport protocols (e.g. RBUDP, SABUL) for single flows, and when converging flows (from multiple senders to one receiver) are introduced, GTP achieves both high throughput and much lower loss rates than others. This superior performance is due to new techniques in GTP for managing end system contention.
Xinran (Ryan) Wu, Andrew A. Chien
Added 20 Aug 2010
Updated 20 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Xinran (Ryan) Wu, Andrew A. Chien
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