Networking

Analyzing The Performance of Active Queue Management Algorithms

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Executive Summary

Congestion is an important issue which researchers focus on in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) network environment. To keep the stability of the whole network, congestion control algorithms have been extensively studied. Queue management method employed by the routers is one of the important issues in the congestion control study. Active Queue Management (AQM) has been proposed as a router-based mechanism for early detection of congestion inside the network. In this paper, the authors analyzed several active queue management algorithms with respect to their abilities of maintaining high resource utilization, identifying and restricting disproportionate bandwidth usage, and their deployment complexity. They compare the performance of FRED, BLUE, SFB and CHOKe based on simulation results, using RED and Drop Tail as the evaluation baseline.

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