[Iccrg] Fwd: Possible Internet2 awards program for new TCP stacks
falk at ISI.EDU
Mon Jul 10 13:54:10 BST 2006
Of possible interest. --aaron
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Richard Carlson <rcarlson at internet2.edu>
> Date: July 6, 2006 2:44:48 PM EDT (CA)
> To: Joe Touch <touch at ISI.EDU>, Pascale Primet <pascale.primet at ens-
> lyon.fr>, Katsushi Kobayashi <ikob at koganei.wide.ad.jp>, Aaron Falk
> <falk at ISI.EDU>, "Douglas Leith" <doug at eee.strath.ac.uk>, "R. Hughes-
> Jones" <R.Hughes-Jones at manchester.ac.uk>, "Cottrell, Les"
> <cottrell at slac.stanford.edu>, Brian Tierney <bltierney at lbl.gov>
> Cc: Injong Rhee <rhee at eos.ncsu.edu>, Sally Floyd <floyd at icir.org>,
> Jason Leigh <drspiff at mac.com>, Richard Carlson
> <rcarlson at internet2.edu>
> Subject: Possible Internet2 awards program for new TCP stacks
> Hopefully you all know about the Internet2 Land Speed Record (LSR)
> awards program http://lsr.internet2.edu/ Briefly, the LSR awards
> program was established in 2000 to promote demonstrations that
> highlight TCP's potential. As the rules state, each entry must be
> a RFC-791/793 stack with 1 or more sockets sending data between 2
> Internet nodes.
> The original record was 751 Mbps over 5600 Kmeters. The latest
> record is 8.8 Gpbs over 30,000 Kmeters (the web page is out of
> date). Given that the current record crossed some 10 GE WAN-PHY
> links and the rules call for a 10% increase to set a new record, we
> may have to wait a while before the next generation 40/100 Gig HW
> comes out.
> While these experiments show that TCP is capable of running at line
> rates over any distance, we all know that performance can drop
> dramatically if losses occur. In fact, if you look at the MRTG
> graphs the wining teams supply you can see they make multiple runs
> and discard tests that suffer from any type of packet loss.
> Internet2 is looking for some way to promote testing, evaluation,
> and growth in the field of TCP stack research. One idea is to
> create a new awards program, along the lines of the existing LSR
> program. I'm looking for advice and guidance on:
> 1) is this a good idea?
> 2) if so, what rules need to be changes/modified?
> a) should some type of loss metric be included?
> b) verification mechanisms?
> c) is distance an important metric?
> d) ensure others duplicate/repeat the experiment
> 3) if not, is there a better way to promote TCP stack research?
> Thanks in advance. Any thought, comments, or suggestions would be
> greatly appreciated. Feel free to share this email with your
> colleagues and collaborators.
> Richard A. Carlson e-mail:
> RCarlson at internet2.edu
> Network Engineer phone: (734) 352-7043
> Internet2 fax: (734) 913-4255
> 1000 Oakbrook Dr; Suite 300
> Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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