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OmTCP: Increasing Performance in Server Farms

Van Beijnum, Iljitsch and Azcorra, Arturo and Bagnulo, Marcelo (2010) OmTCP: Increasing Performance in Server Farms. In: The 9th IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2010), 23-27 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Normal TCP/IP operation is for the routing system to select a best path that remains stable for some time, and for TCP to adjust to the properties of this path to optimize throughput. By executing TCP’s congestion control algorithms on multiple paths at the same time, a multipath TCP can shift its traffic to a less congested path, thus maximizing both the throughput for the multipath TCP user and leaving more capacity available for other traffic on more congested paths. And when a path fails, this can be detected and worked around by multipath TCP much more quickly than by waiting for the routing system to repair the failure. This paper proposes a one-ended multipath TCP that is implemented on the sending host only, without requiring modifications on the receiving host, for the purposes of maximizing performance in transmissions from multiply connected large servers towards singly connected end-users and recovering from failures more quickly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Additional Information: ISSN: 1550-3607
Uncontrolled Keywords: Multipath, TCP, congestion control, SACK
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Acosta Angel
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 11:37
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 13:36

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