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The quick-start mechanism has been presented as a way for transport control protocols to efficiently use available bandwidth in under-utilized networks. Although studies of performance of quick-start have been carried out, its performance in low latency networks has not been well investigated. In this paper, we show that the benefits of quick-start in low latency networks are minimal. We also show that the improvement in network utilization is much lower than in networks with higher latencies. Our future work in this field will undoubtedly lead to new algorithms and improvements to existing ones.
Date of Conference: 9-12 Jan. 2010