Absorbing micro-burst traffic by enhancing dynamic threshold policy of data center switches

@article{Shan2015AbsorbingMT,
  title={Absorbing micro-burst traffic by enhancing dynamic threshold policy of data center switches},
  author={Danfeng Shan and Wanchun Jiang and Fengyuan Ren},
  journal={2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)},
  year={2015},
  pages={118-126}
}
In data center networks, micro-burst is a common traffic pattern and the packet dropping caused by it usually leads to serious performance degradation. Meanwhile, most of the current commodity switches employ on-chip shared memory, and the buffer management policies of them ensure fair sharing of memory among all ports. Among various polices, Dynamic Threshold (DT) is widely used by switch vendors. However, because DT needs to reserve a fraction of switch buffer, there is free buffer space… CONTINUE READING