It is well known that the classic transmission control protocol (TCP) Reno is inadequate to address the requirements of emerging grid applications on an optical burst switching (OBS) network. To find the most efficient TCP in the scenario of grid over OBS, in this paper, the implementation of a traffic-driven labeled OBS (LOBS) network test bed is presented and the performance of several prominent high-speed TCPs, including HSTCP, TCP Westwood, and FAST TCP, are experimentally compared over the test bed. A modified theoretical model for TCP Reno over OBS is investigated, which is more accurate in modeling TCP Reno throughput compared with previous works and can further verify the experimental results.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2009
Published: April 30, 2009
Lei Liu, Xiaobin Hong, Jian Wu, Yawei Yin, Shuri Cai, and Jintong Lin, "Experimental comparison of high-speed transmission control protocols on a traffic-driven labeled optical burst switching network test bed for grid applications," J. Opt. Netw. 8, 491-503 (2009)