OTCP: SDN-Managed congestion control for data centre networks

Jouet, S., Perkins, C. and Pezaros, D. (2016) OTCP: SDN-Managed congestion control for data centre networks. In: Network Operations and Management Symposium, Istanbul, Turkey, 25-29 Apr 2016, pp. 171-179. ISBN 9781509002238 (doi: 10.1109/NOMS.2016.7502810)

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TCP suffers from incast collapse in data center networks when used with partition aggregate workloads due to inadequate congestion control parameters. This causes poor application performance by under-utilizing the network, and can be one of the limiting factors in low-latency, high-throughput environments. To resolve this, we present Omniscient TCP (OTCP), a Software Defined Networking (SDN) approach to compute environment-specific congestion control parameters based on centrally available network properties. Through experimental evaluation in Mininet, we show up to 12x and 31x reduction in Flow Completion Time (FCT) at the mean and 95th percentile, an 8x FCT improvement on highly congested networks when combined with DCTCP [1], as well as improved fairness and reduced end-to-end latency.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Perkins, Dr Colin and Pezaros, Professor Dimitrios and Jouet, Mr Simon
Authors: Jouet, S., Perkins, C., and Pezaros, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IEEE
First Published:First published in NOMS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 2016: 171-179
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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