High Throughput Bulk Data Transfers: A Study on the Application Oriented Approach

Onur ALTINTAS  Terumasa AOKI  Masahiro TAKA  Hitoshi AIDA  Tadao SAITO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B   No.11   pp.1656-1670
Publication Date: 1996/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Signaling System and Communication Protocol
high speed networks,  high speed protocols,  

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Progress made in the field of high speed networking technology has led to the planning and prototyping of true high-bandwidth applications with very high throughput and low delay requirements. In this study we approach the problem of high throughput demand from the aspect of protocols and introduce the handling of error control in the application layer level as opposed to the transport layer since the eventual destination of data is the application itself. This scheme, called ACER (Application Conscious Error Recovery), is proposed and defined for bulk data transfers. A simple analytic throughput comparison of the sliding window scheme with go-back-N, and ACER is given later, Also, a prototype implementation of ACER for bulk data transfer and experimental measurement results are presented. Besides, we investigate the performance of the scheme by simulation for various network models. Finally, we present a discussion of extending the scheme to different traffic patterns and applications.