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A detailed examination of evolving traffic characteristics, operator requirements, and network technology trends suggests a move away from nonblocking interconnects in data center networks (DCNs). As a result, recent efforts have advocated oversubscribed networks with the capability to adapt to traffic requirements on-demand. In this paper, we present the(More)
—This paper presents a frame-level hybrid framework for modeling MPEG-4 and H.264 multi-layer variable bit rate (VBR) video traffic. To accurately capture long-range-dependent and short-range-dependent properties of VBR sequences, we use wavelets to model the distribution of I-frame sizes and a simple time-domain model for P/B frame sizes. However, unlike(More)
Full-bandwidth connectivity between all servers of a data center may be necessary for all-to-all traffic patterns, but such interconnects suffer from high cost, complexity, and energy consumption. Recent work has argued that if all-to-all traffic is uncommon, oversubscribed network architectures that can adapt the topology to meet traffic demands, are(More)
Recent surge of interest towards congestion control that relies on single-link feedback (e.g., XCP, RCP, MaxNet, EMKC, VCP), suggests that such systems may offer certain benefits over traditional models of additive packet loss. Besides topology-independent stability and faster convergence to efficiency/fairness, it was recently shown that any stable(More)
In this paper, we show that end-host based congestion prediction is more accurate than previously characterized. However, it may not be possible to entirely eliminate the uncertainties in congestion prediction. To address these uncertainties, we propose Probabilistic Early Response TCP (PERT). PERT emulates the behavior of AQM/ECN, in the congestion(More)
Flow-based programmable networks must continuously monitor performance metrics, such as link utilization, in order to quickly adapt forwarding rules in response to changes in workload. However, existing monitoring solutions either require special instrumentation of the network or impose significant measurement overhead. In this paper, we propose a(More)
Recent research efforts to design better Internet transport protocols combined with scalable Active Queue Management (AQM) have led to significant advances in congestion control. One of the hottest topics in this area is the design of discrete congestion control algorithms that are asymptotically stable under heterogeneous feedback delay and whose control(More)
We introduce FlowComb, a network management framework that helps Big Data processing applications, such as Hadoop, achieve high utilization and low data processing times. FlowComb predicts application network transfers, sometimes before they start, by using software agents installed on application servers and while remaining completely transparent to the(More)
In this paper, we analyze how feedback delays affect stability, oscillations, and packet loss of several classes of congestion controllers used or proposed for video streaming in the current/future Internet (including window-based AIMD, rate-based AIMD, Scalable TCP, and TFRC). Our results indicate that window-based protocols in this list incur(More)
—Network feedback in a congestion-control system is subject to delay, which can significantly affect stability and performance of the entire system. While most existing stability conditions explicitly depend on delay of individual flow , a recent study [1] shows that the combination of a symmetric Jacobian and condition () 1 guarantees local stability of(More)