An efficient technique to analyze the impact of bursty TCP traffic in wide-area networks
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In this paper we describe an analytical technique for the performance evaluation of wide-area networks carrying realistic TCP traffic, such as that produced by a large number of finite-sized connections transferring files whose sizes are taken from a long-tail distribution. The analytical predictions are validated against detailed simulation experiments, and prove to be accurate and robust under a variety of operating conditions. The model also provides original insights into the impact on the network of long-tail flow length distributions, and allows the effectiveness of “TCP pacing” in reducing the traffic burstiness to be evaluated analytically. Our contribution is a performance evaluation methodology that could be usefully employed in network dimensioning and engineering.
Garetto, M and Towsley, D, "An efficient technique to analyze the impact of bursty TCP traffic in wide-area networks" (2008). PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. 1144.