How to improve your network performance by asking your provider for worse service

Radhika Mittal, Justine Sherry, Sylvia Ratnasamy, Scott Shenker

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Abstract

TCP's congestion control is deliberately "cautious", avoiding overloads by starting with a small initial window and then iteratively ramping up. As a result, it often takes flows several round-trip times to fully utilize the available bandwidth. In this paper we propose using several levels of lower priority service and a modified TCP behavior to achieve significantly improved flow completion times while preserving fairness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event12th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2013 - College Park, MD, United States
Duration: Nov 21 2013Nov 22 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 12th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2013

Conference

Conference12th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Park, MD
Period11/21/1311/22/13

Keywords

  • Design
  • Experimentation
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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