International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Due to the dramatic price drop of memory network devices are configured with much larger buffer sizes than before in order to prevent packet drop. This undermines the assumptions of the TCP congestion avoidance algorithm which depends on packet loss in order to detect and prevent network congestion. The authors investigate the effects of this dynamic clustering buffer are throughput and latency of buffer collusion. Their simulations show that increasing buffer sizes reduces throughput slightly, but sharply increases latency. When the link is saturated then large buffer sizes cause dramatic reduction of throughput rates for applications which transmit data only periodically.