Performance Evaluation of MulTCP in High-Speed Wide Area Networks

Masayoshi NABESHIMA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.1   pp.392-396
Publication Date: 2005/01/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.1.392
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Internet
TCP,  MulTCP,  high-speed wide area network,  flow-level throughput,  synchronized packet loss,  

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It is reported that TCP does not perform well in high-speed wide area networks. Because MulTCP behaves like the aggregate of N TCP flows, MulTCP can be used to achieve throughputs of 1 Gbps or more. However, no performance evaluation of MulTCP in high-speed wide area networks has been published. Computer simulations are used to evaluate the performance of MulTCP. The results clarify that synchronized packet losses greatly impact the performance of MulTCP.