TCP over OBS - Fixed-point load and loss

Craig Cameron, Hai Le Vu, Jung Yul Choi, Syed Bilgrami, Moshe Zukerman, Minho Kang

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The sending rate of commonly used TCP protocols is tightly coupled to packet loss within the network: a high rate of packet loss will cause a sender to slow down, thereby reducing the network load and decreasing subsequent packet loss rates. In this paper, we combine a widely verified source rate TCP model with an Optical Burst Switching (OBS) loss model, to find fixed-point input loads and loss rates for an OBS link carrying TCP traffic. In doing so, we show that if OBS networks are to be efficiently used to carry TCP traffic, many wavelengths with full wavelength conversion are required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9167-9174
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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