College of Computing, Engineering & Construction
Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences (MS)
Dr. Sanjay Ahuja
Dr. Zornitza Prodanoff
Dr. Robert Roggio
Dr. Judith Solano
Dr. Neal Coulter
As high-speed networks with large bandwidth delay products (BDP) become more common, high-speed transport protocols must be developed that perform well in these contexts. TCP has limitations in high BDP networks. A number of high-speed TCP proposals have emerged, including BIC TCP, High Speed TCP, and H-TCP. XCP is an intraprotocol communication mechanism that promises even greater performance by providing explicit feedback from routers about congestion. It requires changes to routers and end hosts, though, whereas the other experimental protocols only require changes to an end host. We evaluated the performance ofXCP against BIC TCP, High Speed TCP, H-TCP, and . NewReno TCP. We found that in a controlled environment, XCP gave much better performance than the other TCPs. XCP was sensitive to misconfiguration and environmental factors, though, and was more difficult to deploy. More work is required to make XCP more stable. The other TCPs did not perform better than NewReno TCP but show promise, as most performed almost as well as NewReno TCP.
Hillyer, Bridget, "On the Performance Evaluation of High-Speed Transport Protocols" (2006). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 359.