Short vs. long flows: a battle that both can win

Kheirkhah, Morteza, Wakeman, Ian and Parisis, George (2015) Short vs. long flows: a battle that both can win. Published in: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Conference on Special Interest Group on Data Communication; London, UK; 17-21 August 2015. 45 (4) 349-350. Association for Computing Machinery ISBN 9781450335423

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In this paper, we introduce MMPTCP, a hybrid transport protocol which aims at unifying the way data is transported in data centres. MMPTCP runs in two phases; initially, it randomly scatters packets in the network under a single congestion window exploiting all available paths. This is beneficial to latency-sensitive flows. During the second phase, MMPTCP runs in Multi-Path TCP mode, which has been shown to be very efficient for long flows. Initial evaluation shows that our approach significantly improves short flow completion times while providing high throughput for long flows and high overall network utilisation.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5105.5 Computer networks
Depositing User: Georgios Angelos Parisis
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 13:07
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 07:48

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