Performance analysis and improvement of HighSpeed TCP with TailDrop/RED routers

Zongsheng Zhang, Go Hasegawa, Masayuki Murata

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Abstract

Continuous and explosive growth of the Internet has shown that current TCP mechanisms cannot achieve efficient utilization of networks with large bandwidth-delay products. To address this problem, we propose an enhanced transport-layer protocol called gHSTCP, which is based on Highspeed TCP proposed by S. Floyd. By monitoring the changing trend of RTT, gHSTCP adapts to the traffic load by switching between two control modes, which is shown to provide significant performance improvement against traditional TCP Reno in terms of throughput and fairness. Furthermore, it is observed that the performance of gHSTCP is limited by both TailDrop and RED/ARED routers, thus we develop a modified adaptive RED called gARED to address the problem of simultaneous packet drops among multiple flows. By adapting to the trend in variation of the average queue length, gARED performs active queue management more effectively than ARED. Simulations show that combining gHSTCP together with gARED leads to effect utilization of network bandwidth and good fairness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's 12th Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2004
EditorsD. DeGroot, P. Harrison
Pages505-512
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's 12th Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2004 - Volendam, Netherlands
Duration: 2004 Oct 42004 Oct 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS
ISSN (Print)1526-7539

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's 12th Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2004
CountryNetherlands
CityVolendam
Period04/10/404/10/8

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    Zhang, Z., Hasegawa, G., & Murata, M. (2004). Performance analysis and improvement of HighSpeed TCP with TailDrop/RED routers. In D. DeGroot, & P. Harrison (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's 12th Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2004 (pp. 505-512). (Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS). https://doi.org/10.1109/MASCOT.2004.1348306