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Scalable Performance Signalling and Congestion Avoidance

Welzl, Michael (2003):
Scalable Performance Signalling and Congestion Avoidance.
1. Auflage, Boston, Kluwer Academic, ISBN 978-1-4020-7570-4,
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4615-0519-8,
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Abstract

This book answers a question which came about while the author was work­ing on his diploma thesis: would it be better to ask for the available band­ width instead of probing the network (like TCP does)? The diploma thesis was concerned with long-distance musical interaction ("NetMusic"). This is a very peculiar application: only a small amount of bandwidth may be necessary, but timely delivery and reduced loss are very important. Back then, these require­ ments led to a thorough investigation of existing telecommunication network mechanisms, but a satisfactory answer to the question could not be found. Simply put, the answer is "yes" - this work describes a mechanism which indeed enables an application to "ask for the available bandwidth". This obvi­ ously does not only concern online musical collaboration any longer. Among others, the mechanism yields the following advantages over existing alterna­ tives: • good throughput while maintaining close to zero loss and a small bottleneck queue length • usefulness for streaming media applications due to a very smooth rate • feasibility for satellite and wireless links • high scalability Additionally, a reusable framework for future applications that need to "ask the network" for certain performance data was developed.

Item Type: Book
Erschienen: 2003
Creators: Welzl, Michael
Title: Scalable Performance Signalling and Congestion Avoidance
Language: English
Abstract:

This book answers a question which came about while the author was work­ing on his diploma thesis: would it be better to ask for the available band­ width instead of probing the network (like TCP does)? The diploma thesis was concerned with long-distance musical interaction ("NetMusic"). This is a very peculiar application: only a small amount of bandwidth may be necessary, but timely delivery and reduced loss are very important. Back then, these require­ ments led to a thorough investigation of existing telecommunication network mechanisms, but a satisfactory answer to the question could not be found. Simply put, the answer is "yes" - this work describes a mechanism which indeed enables an application to "ask for the available bandwidth". This obvi­ ously does not only concern online musical collaboration any longer. Among others, the mechanism yields the following advantages over existing alterna­ tives: • good throughput while maintaining close to zero loss and a small bottleneck queue length • usefulness for streaming media applications due to a very smooth rate • feasibility for satellite and wireless links • high scalability Additionally, a reusable framework for future applications that need to "ask the network" for certain performance data was developed.

Place of Publication: Boston
Publisher: Kluwer Academic
Edition: 1. Auflage
ISBN: 978-1-4020-7570-4
Collation: X, 167 S. : graph. Darst.
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 12:59
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4615-0519-8
Identification Number: Welzl:2003:SPS
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