Effect of Topology on Performance of Reliable Multicast Communication

  title={Effect of Topology on Performance of Reliable Multicast Communication},
  author={Pravin Bhagwat and Partho Pratim Mishra and Satish K. Tripathi},
In this paper we examine the performance implications of providing reliability in conjunction with mul-ticast transport over a high speed wide area network. We use a block based acknowledgement and selective retransmission protocol to evaluate the impact of the loss rate and the multicast tree topology on the achievable throughput. Our results show that even when the buuer overrow probability at switches and receivers is low, the cumulative loss probability seen by a source may be quite high… CONTINUE READING