Optical Switching Impact on TCP Throughput Limited by TCP Buffers

Giovane Moreira Moura, Tiago Fioreze, Pieter-Tjerk de Boer, Aiko Pras

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIP Operations and Management
    Subtitle of host publication9th IEEE International Workshop, IPOM 2009, Venice, Italy, October 29-30, 2009. Proceedings
    EditorsGiorgio Nunzi, Caterina Scoglio, Xing Li
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-04968-2
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04967-5
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2009
    Event9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2009 - Venice, Italy
    Duration: 29 Oct 200930 Oct 2009
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Workshop9th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management, IPOM 2009
    Abbreviated titleIPOM


    • METIS-263980
    • EWI-15937
    • IR-68311


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