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15937 Optical Switching Impact on TCP Throughput Limited by TCP Buffers
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Moreira Moura, G.C. and Fioreze, T. and de Boer, P.T. and Pras, A. (2009) Optical Switching Impact on TCP Throughput Limited by TCP Buffers. In: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, 29-30 Oct 2009, Venice, Italy. pp. 161-166. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5843. Springer Verlag. ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-04967-5

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In this paper, we observe the performance of TCP throughput when self-management is employed to automatically move flows from the IP level to established connections at the optical level. This move can result in many packets arriving out of order at the receiver and even being discarded, since some of these packets would be transferred more quickly over an optical connection than the other packets transferred over an IP path. To the best of our knowledge, so far there is no work in the literature that evaluates the TCP throughput when flows undergo such conditions. Within this context, this paper presents an analysis of the impact of optical switching on the TCP CUBIC throughput when the throughput itself is limited by the TCP buffer sizes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Extended Abstract, Talk)
Research Group:EWI-DACS: Design and Analysis of Communication Systems
Research Project:EMANICS: European Network of Excellence for the Management of Internet Technologies and Complex Services
ID Code:15937
Deposited On:06 November 2009
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