A Two-Level Flow Control Scheme for High Speed Networks

Fengmin Gong, Washington University in St Louis
Guru Parulkar, Washington University in St Louis


Many new network applications demand interprocess communication (IPC) services with guaranteed bandwidth, delay, and low. Existing transport protocol mechanisms have not been designed with these service objectives. Large bandwidth-delay products of high-speed networks also render the existing flow control mechanism inefficient. This paper presents the design, evaluation, and implementation of a two-level flow control scheme that can support efficient IPC for these applications in high-speed network environments.