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2005 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (2005)
Burlington, MA
Sept. 27, 2005 to Sept. 30, 2005
ISSN: 1552-5244
ISBN: 0-7803-9485-2
pp: 1-2
W. Allcock , Argonne Nat. Lab., IL
In network protocol research a common goal is optimal bandwidth utilization, while still being network friendly. The drawback of TCP in networks with large bandwidth-delay products due to its AIMD based congestion control mechanism is well known. The congestion control algorithm of TCP has two phases namely slow-start phase and congestion-avoidance phase. Many researchers have focused on modifying the congestion avoidance phase of the algorithm. In this work, we propose a modification to the slow-start phase of the algorithm to achieve better performance. Restricted slow-start algorithm is a simple sender side alteration to the TCP congestion window update algorithm
TCP congestion window update algorithm, network protocol, optimal bandwidth utilization, AIMD based congestion control, slow-start phase, congestion-avoidance phase

S. Hegde, W. Allcock and R. Kettimuthu, "Restricted Slow-Start for TCP," 2005 IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing(CLUSTER), Burlington, MA, 2005, pp. 1-2.
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