Pointer to ATM performance work?

Tim Salo salo at msc.edu
Tue May 9 18:49:02 UTC 1995

> Date: Tue, 9 May 95 11:43:58 EDT
> From: Richard Colella  <colella at snad.ncsl.nist.gov>
> To: nanog at merit.edu
> Subject: Pointer to ATM performance work?
> Cc: colella at nist.gov
> I seem to remember discussion at one of the meetings of some ATM
> performance work that looked at the benefits of discarding whole TCP
> packets when a cell was dropped.  Can someone give me a pointer to
> this?

I recommend the following, for a start:

A. Romanow and R. Oskouy, "A performance Enhancement for Packetized ABR
and VBR+ Data," ATM Forum/94-0295, March, 1994.

	[A short proposal that ATM switches implement EPD]

A. Romanow, "TCP over ATM: Some Performance Results," ATM Forum/93-784,
July, 1993, available via anonymous FTP from: 

	[Primarily background.  Says: "We also plan to explore RED..."]

A. Romanow, Packet Discard Strategies for Controlling ATM 
Congestion, ATM Forum/94-0107, January, 1994.

	["... Viewgraphs will be distributed at the meeting."]

A. Romanow and S. Floyd, "The Dynamics of TCP Traffic over ATM
Networks," available via anonymous FTP from:
see also .../tcpatm_extended.00.ps

	[Explores Partial Packet Discard and Early Packet Discard.]

S. Floyd and V. Jacobson, "Randor Early Detection Gateways for 
Congestion Avoidance," IEEE/ATM Trans. on Networking, vol.1 no.4,
pp. 29-41, Sept. 1993.

	[I think this is the original RED paper.]

You might also look at:

S. Floyd, "TCP and Explicit Congestion Notification," available via
anonymous FTP from:

Once you have read these, I have a list of more general papers about
TCP performance over ATM...


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