Performance modeling of bandwidth aggregation for TCP connections

E. Elahi, N. Hassan, S. Asghar, A. Qayyum, A. Rafiq

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Abstract

The proliferation of handheld devices with the support of multiple interfaces makes it a common requirement of users to have access to multiple access networks simultaneously in order to obtain increased performance. Aggregating bandwidth of two or more Internet connections makes Internet applications to use the total available bandwidth in order to increase the goodput and reliability with link redundancy. In this paper, a Bandwidth Aggregation System (BAS) along with its implementation is discussed. Moreover a queuing theory based analytical model to derive the performance for aggregating bandwidth using multiple available interfaces for TCP connections is presented. Next, that model has been used to derive an expression for average data transmission rate when BAS is being used. In the end the performance of the model is validated by simulating the BAS and comparing the model predicted results with the experimental results. The comparison shows excellent agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2010
Pages689-694
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2010 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 01 Sep 201003 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2010

Conference

Conference2010 12th IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2010
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period01/09/201003/09/2010

Keywords

  • Bandwidth aggregation
  • Performance modeling
  • Queuing theory

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