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Why Rely on Blind AIMDs? (Work in Progress)

Psaras, I; Dianati, M; Tafazolli, R; (2009) Why Rely on Blind AIMDs? (Work in Progress). Presented at: 8th International IFIP TC 6 Network Conference 2009, Aachen, GERMANY.

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We are motivated by the fact that fixed Increase rates and Decrease ratios for AIMD cannot adjust TCP's performance to the Internet's, diverse networking conditions. Indeed, we find that fixed values for the increase/decrease factors of AIMD restrain flexibility, which is a fundamental property of transport protocols in order to guarantee utilization and fairness in Modern and Future internetworks. We propose a new paradigm for hybrid AIMD designs that has the potential to adjust TCP's behavior according to network conditions.The proposed Multi-Rate AIMD (MR-AIMD) increases additively the Additive Increase factor of AIMD in case of positive feedback and decreases multiplicatively (the AI factor) in case of negative feedback and Explicit Congestion Notifications. In other words, MR-AIMD takes into account ECN signals in order to quantify the level of network contention and adjusts its response accordingly.We show that MR-AIMD reduces retransmission effort significantly, when contention is high, becomes aggressive when contention decreases and tolerates against, random, transient errors due to fading channels.

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: Why Rely on Blind AIMDs? (Work in Progress)
Event: 8th International IFIP TC 6 Network Conference 2009
Location: Aachen, GERMANY
Dates: 11 May 2009 - 15 May 2009
ISBN-13: 978-3-642-01398-0
Keywords: TCP, AIMD, Multi-Rate AIMD, Congestion Control, ECN
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1347603
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