Distributed Wisdom: Analyzing Distributed-System Performance--Latency vs. Throughput

Abstract

Many textbooks and articles have discussed the fact that latency and throughput aren't opposites. Consider the well-known comparison of the throughput of a modern cargo ship packed with tapes on a two-week journey with the bandwidth in today's fastest networks. The cargo ship wins big-time. Clearly, if you wish to send a small packet, the Internet is a better option. However, for transferring a very large database, low-tech options would prove faster.

DOI: 10.1109/MDSO.2006.2

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@article{Friedman2006DistributedWA, title={Distributed Wisdom: Analyzing Distributed-System Performance--Latency vs. Throughput}, author={Roy Friedman and Erez Hadad}, journal={IEEE Distributed Systems Online}, year={2006}, volume={7} }