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Integration and Evaluation of QUIC and TCP-BBR in longhaul Science Data Transfers

Lopes, Raul H.C., Franqueira, Virginia N.L., Rand, Duncan (2019) Integration and Evaluation of QUIC and TCP-BBR in longhaul Science Data Transfers. EPJ Web Conferences, 214 . ISSN 2100-014X. (doi:10.1051/epjconf/201921408026) (KAR id:77164)

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Two recent and promising additions to the internet protocols are TCP-BBR and QUIC. BBR defines a congestion policy that promises a better control in TCP bottlenecks on long haul transfers and can also be used in the QUIC protocol. TCP-BBR is implemented in the Linux kernels above 4.9. It has been shown, however, to demand careful fine tuning in the interaction, for example, with the Linux Fair Queue. QUIC, on the other hand, replaces HTTP and TLS with a protocol on the top of UDP and thin layer to serve HTTP. It has been reported to account today for 7% of Google’s traffic. It has not been used in server-to-server transfers even if its creators see that as a real possibility.

Our work evaluates the applicability and tuning of TCP-BBR and QUIC for data science transfers. We describe the deployment and performance evaluation of TCP-BBR and comparison with CUBIC and H-TCP in transfers through the TEIN link to Singaren (Singapore). Also described is the deployment and initial evaluation of a QUIC server. We argue that QUIC might be a perfect match in security and connectivity to base services that are today performed by the Xroot redirectors.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1051/epjconf/201921408026
Uncontrolled keywords: Internet protocols, TCP-BBR, QUIC, Security, Performance, Evaluation.
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Virginia Franqueira
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 09:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2020 09:56 UTC
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