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FAST TCP: from theory to experiments

Jin, Cheng and Wei, David and Low, Steven H. and Bunn, Julian and Choe, Hyojeong D. and Doyle, John C. and Newman, Harvey and Ravot, Sylvain and Singh, Suresh and Paganini, Fernando and Buhmaster, Gary and Cottrell, Les and Martin, Oliver and Feng, Wu-chun (2005) FAST TCP: from theory to experiments. IEEE Network, 19 (1). pp. 4-11. ISSN 0890-8044. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:JINieeen05

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Abstract

We describe a variant of TCP, called FAST, that can sustain high throughput and utilization at multigigabits per second over large distances. We present the motivation, review the background theory, summarize key features of FAST TCP, and report our first experimental results.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 2005 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. A global experiment such as the one reported here requires the contribution of a large number of people. We gratefully acknowledge the support of: • The Caltech team, in particular, C. Chapman, C. Hu (Williams/Caltech), J. Pool, J. Wang, and Z. Wang (UCLA) • The CERN team, in particular, P. Moroni • The Cisco team, in particular, B. Aiken, V. Doraiswami, M. Potter, R. Sepulveda, M. Turzanski, D. Walsten and S. Yip; Cisco also loaned the GSR 12406 router at Sunnyvale, and additional modules at Starlight, CERN and Sunnyvale • The DataTAG team, in particular, E. Martelli and J. P. Martin-Flatin • The LANL team, in particular, G. Hurwitz, E. Weigle, and A. Engelhart • The Level(3) team, in particular, P. Fernes and R. Struble; Level(3) also donated the OC192 link between StarLight in Chicago and the Level(3) PoP in Sunnyvale • The SCinet team, in particular, G. Goddard and J. Patton • The SLAC team, in particular, C. Granieri C. Logg, I. Mei, W. Matthews, R. Mount, J. Navratil, and J. Williams • The StarLight team, in particular, T. deFanti and L. Winkler • The TeraGrid team, in particular, L. Winkler and the funding support of the European Commission (Grant IST-2001-32459), U.S. Army Research Office (Grant DAAD19-02-1-0283), U.S. Department of Energy (Grants DE-AC03-76SF00515, DE-FG03-92-ER40701, and W-7405-ENG-36), and U.S. National Science Foundation (Grants ANI-0113425 and ANI-0230967).
Subject Keywords:telecommunication congestion control, telecommunication traffic, transport protocols
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MNET.2005.1383434
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