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Study of Proposed Internet Congestion-Control Mechanisms



Kevin L. Mills, James J. Filliben, Dong Y. Cho, Edward J. Schwartz, Daniel I. Genin


This study describes a coherent set of modeling and analysis methods to investigate the behavior of large distributed systems. The methods are applied to compare several proposed Internet congestion-control mechanisms operating under a wide range of conditions. The study provides insights and recommendations regarding various congestion-control algorithms. The study also evaluates the modeling and analysis methods adopted. The contents of the study might be of interest to those who design and study Internet congestion-control algorithms. The study should also be of interest to designers and researchers seeking methods to model and analyze the behavior of large distributed systems.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-282
Report Number


Congestion-Control Algorithms, Complex Systems and Measurement Science


Mills, K. , Filliben, J. , Cho, D. , Schwartz, E. and Genin, D. (2010), Study of Proposed Internet Congestion-Control Mechanisms, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created May 17, 2010, Updated March 2, 2018