Early Packet Discard
Other papers on EPD (Early Packet Discard)
- Lampros Kalampoukas and Anujan Varma,
"Performance of TCP over multi-hop ATM
networks: A comparative study of ATM-layer congestion control schemes,"
UCSC-CRL-95-13, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA, 1995.
- Jonathan Turner,
"Maintaining High Throughput during Overload in
IEEE Infocom 96, San
Fransisco, California, Mar. 1996.
- Kenji Kawahara, Kouichirou Kitajima, Tetsuya Takine, and Yuji Oie,
Packet loss performance
of selective cell discard schemes in ATM networks,
IEEE JSAC, V. 15 N. 5, June 1997, pp. 903-913.
Abstract of the Infocom 96 version of the paper.
- Casoni, M., and Turner, J. S.,
On the Performance of Early Packet Discard,
IEEE JSAC, V. 15 N. 5, June 1997, pp. 892-902.
- Laurent Jaussi, Martin Lorang, and Jordi Nelissen,
A Detailed Experimental Performance Evaluation on TCP over
to appear at the IEEE International Conference on
ATM '98, Colmar, France, June 1998.
"An efficient co-operation of EPD with TCP's retransmission
strategy has been found to be the key requirement for good
TCP over UBR performance with relatively small buffers, compared
to the TCP window size. However, in experiments with ...
a dominance of timeout, ... EPD has little impact. In this case,
only a reduction of the timer granularity ... reduced idle time."
- Yonghwan Kim and San-qi Li,
Performance Analysis of Data Packet Discarding in ATM Networks,
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, April 1999.
This paper compares early packet discarding with packet tail discarding,
and concludes that EPD generally gives signigicantly better performance.
- Other papers on Early Packet Discard can be found by
searching for "EPD" or "Early Packet Discard" on
Bibliography of Networking Research.
Information about the Early Packet Discard implementations in
some ATM switches. The ATM Forum has specified Frame Discard
in their Traffic Management specification.
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