Draft Outline for "User Guide"
DS3.3.2 Part 1, Research Network User's Guide to Performance
Network performance metrics
topic includes detailed sub-topics on individual metrics that could be included here. Some of these sub-topics need refinement, others, e.g. OneWayDelay
, are presented in quite some detail. I don't consider the detailed ones as a problem, as long as users can still find what they are looking for (skipping subsections is allowed).
Systemic view of performance problems
Bandwidth, delay, throughput
First steps at investigating performance problems
Problem isolation strategies
TCP Performance Primer
FlowControl: slow-start, congestion avoidance etc.
HS-TCP, H-TCP, BIC, FAST etc.
Buses and system interconnects
File systems and disks
Compact benchmarking host with 1 Gb/s memory-to-memory TCP throughput
High-performance file/Web server for large audiences
Internet2 "Land-Speed Record" (2004) hosts
Operating system considerations
Out-of-the box system settings and tuning
Operating-specific tuning tips and tools
Application and protocol design
Bandwidth- and delay-tolerant protocols
Performance-friendly I/O interfaces
Conclusions and further work
- 20 Apr 2005