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Restricted Slow-Start for TCP

Allcock, William and Hegde, Sanjay and Kettimuthul, Rajkumar (2005) Restricted Slow-Start for TCP. In: 2005 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (CLUSTER). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 451-452. ISBN 978-0-7803-9485-8.

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In network protocol research a common goal is optimal bandwidth utilization, while still being network friendly. The drawback of TCP in networks with large bandwidth-delay products due to its AIMD based congestion control mechanism is well known. The congestion control algorithm of TCP has two phases namely slow-start phase and congestion-avoidance phase. Many researchers have focused on modifying the congestion avoidance phase of the algorithm. In this work, we propose a modification to the slow-start phase of the algorithm to achieve better performance. Restricted slow-start algorithm is a simple sender side alteration to the TCP congestion window update algorithm.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Issue Date: Sept. 2005. Date of Current Version: 16 April 2007. This work was supported by the University of Chicago under NSF Grant #SCI-0414407, and the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract W-31-109-ENG-38.
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Official Citation:Allcock, W.; Hegde, S.; Kettimuthu, R.; , "Restricted Slow-Start for TCP," Cluster Computing, 2005. IEEE International , vol., no., pp.1-2, Sept. 2005 doi: 10.1109/CLUSTR.2005.347079 URL:
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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