A Step Toward Realistic Performance Evaluation of High-Speed TCP Variants

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors' work on designing realistic evaluation suites for testing high-speed TCP variants. They have created an experimental network model that captures some of the complex characteristics of propagation delays and background traffic. They use their network model to evaluate a large collection of recently proposed TCPs for high-speed networks: BIC TCP, CUBIC, FAST, HSTCP, H-TCP, and STCP. While they do not claim that they have the most realistic experimental network model, they believe that their work is a right step towards improving experimental methodologies for evaluating network protocols.

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