Networking

Throughput Metrics and Packet Delay in TCP/IP Networks

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Executive Summary

Measurement of throughput metrics like available bandwidth and capacity gives a great chance to predict the end-to-end performance of applications, for dynamic path selection and traffic engineering, and select among numbers of differentiated classes of service. The throughput metric is an important metric for several applications, such as grid, video and voice streaming, overlay routing, p2p file transfers, server selection, and interdomain path monitoring. Various real-time applications in Internet, first of all, trans-mission audio and video information become more and more popular, however for their qualitative transmission high-speed networks are required. The major factors de defining quality of the service are: Quality of the equipment (the codec and a video server) and an available bandwidth of the channel.

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