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Re: Fast TCP?

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Wed Jun 04 23:24:46 2003

Glad this came up as I have been reading this paper -

Does Figure 1 in
http://netlab.caltech.edu/pub/papers/fast-030401.pdf
seem reasonable ? Will 100 RED TCP flows really only fill 90% of a 155 Mbps pipe but 87% of a 2.4 Gbps connection
and 75% of a 4.8 Gbps connection ? This seems strangely non-linear to me.

A more fundamental question is, is this really useful except in the case of very high bandwidth single flows (such as
e-VLBI or particle physics or uncompressed HDTV).
After all, isn't the current standard practice not to come close to fully utilizing backbone bandwidth ?

Regards
Marshall Eubanks



On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at 10:40 PM, Allan Liska wrote:


On Wed, 4 Jun 2003, Mike Leber wrote:



Does anybody know any more about Fast TCP:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=581&ncid=581&e=6&u=/ nm/20030604/tc_nm/technology_internet_dc_3

Is it real?

It it open source?

Are there any implementations available?

Here's the white paper detailing it:

http://netlab.caltech.edu/pub/papers/fast-030401.pdf

Here is their home page:

http://netlab.caltech.edu/FAST

It doesn't look like they have production code available at this point,
but it looks like it could be interesting.



allan
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