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Fairness Issues When Transferring Large Volumes of Data on High Speed Networks With Router-Assisted Transport Protocols

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3 Author(s)
Dino M. Lopez Pacheco ; CONACyT - INRIA RESO / Université de Lyon - LIP (UMR CNRS, ENS, INRIA, UCBL), France ; Laurent Lefevre ; Congduc Pham

This paper presents improvements of the explicit Control Protocol (XCP) in order to support fairness between XCP and TCP flows. Our mechanism is based on two main components: estimations of the resources needed by XCP, and limitation of the resources taken by TCP. The set of simulations shown in this paper proves that we can guarantee a fairness level between XCP and TCP. We think that our TCP-XCP fairness mechanism can be perfectly applied for Long Distance Data Grids, where senders need to transfer large volumes of data.

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High-Speed Networks Workshop, 2007

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11-11 May 2007