Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

6-2001

Abstract

The paper analyzes how using a longer memory of the past queue occupancy in computing the average queue occupancy affects the stability and variability of a RED queue. Extensive simulation studies with both persistent and Web TCP sources are used to study the variance of the RED queue as a function of the memory of the averaging process. Our results show that there is very little performance improvement (and in fact, possibly significant performance degradation) if the length of memory is increased beyond a very small value. Contrary to current practice, our results show that a longer memory reduces the negative correlation typically observed among the windows of the constituent TCP flows, and hence, suggest the use of the instantaneous queue occupancy in practical RED queues

Keywords

Algorithms, Computer simulation, Correlation methods, Jitter, Network protocols, Telecommunication traffic

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

ICC 2001: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications, Helsinki, Finland, June 11-14

First Page

1817

Last Page

1823

ISBN

9780780370982

Identifier

10.1109/ICC.2001.937105

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2001.937105

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