An introduction to modelling and performance evaluation for TCP networks

Michele Pagano*, Raffaello Secchi

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Abstract

The widespread diffusion of TCP over the Internet has motivated a significant number of analytical studies in TCP modelling, the most important of which are presented in this tutorial. The simplest approaches describe the dynamics of an individual source over a simplified network model (e.g. expressing the network behaviour in terms of average loss rate and latency). These models allow us to derive accurate estimations for the long-term TCP throughput under different network settings. More detailed techniques model the behaviour of a set of TCP connections over an arbitrary complex network. The latter are able to capture the network dynamics and effectively predict the closed-loop interaction between TCP and traffic management techniques. As an example the derivation of sufficient stability conditions for a network of RED queues is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork Performance Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationA Handbook on Convergent Multi-Service Networks and Next Generation Internet
Pages571-593
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5233
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • fluid models
  • stability conditions
  • TCP modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Pagano, M., & Secchi, R. (2011). An introduction to modelling and performance evaluation for TCP networks. In Network Performance Engineering: A Handbook on Convergent Multi-Service Networks and Next Generation Internet (pp. 571-593). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5233).