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abstract

  • This paper presents a new multipath delay based algorithm, MPPERT (Multipath Probabilistic Early response TCP), which provides high throughput and efficient load balancing. In all-PERT environment, MPPERT suffers no packet loss and maintains much smaller queue sizes compared to existing MPTCP, making it suitable for real time data transfer. MPPERT is suitable for incremental deployment in a heterogeneous environment. PERT, being a delay based TCP protocol, has continuous information about the state of the bottleneck queue along its path. This information is valuable in enabling MPPERT to detect subflows sharing a common bottleneck and obtain a smaller set of disjoint subflows. This information can even be used to switch from coupled (a set of subflows having interdependent increase/decrease of congestion windows) to uncoupled (independent increase/decrease of congestion windows) subflows, yielding higher throughput when best single-path TCP constraint is relaxed. The ns-2 simulations support MPPERT as a highly competitive multipath approach, suitable for real time data transfer, which is capable of offering higher throughput and improved reliability. © 2013 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, A., & Reddy, A.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • July 2013

publisher