Quick vegas: Improving performance of TCP Vegas for high bandwidth-delay product networks

Yi Cheng Chan, Chia Liang Lin, Cheng Yuan Ho

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An important issue in designing a TCP congestion control algorithm is that it should allow the protocol to quickly adjust the end-toend communication rate to the bandwidth on the bottleneck link. However, the TCP congestion control may function poorly in high bandwidth-delay product networks because of its slow response with large congestion windows. In this paper, we propose an enhanced version of TCP Vegas called Quick Vegas, in which we present an efficient congestion window control algorithm for a TCP source. Our algorithm improves the slow-start and congestion avoidance techniques of original Vegas. Simulation results show that Quick Vegas significantly improves the performance of connections as well as remaining fair when the bandwidth-delay product increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-997
Number of pages11
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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