The influence of protocol choice on network performance

Whateley, Brendon J (1995)

Bibliography: leaves 100-102.


Computer communication networks are a vital link in providing many of the services that we use daily, and our reliance on these networks is on the increase. The growing use of networks is driving network design towards greater performance. The greater need for network connectivity and increased performance makes the study of network performance constraints important. Networks consist of both hardware and software components. Currently great advances are being made in network hardware, resulting in advances in the available raw network performance. In this thesis, I will show through measurement that it is difficult to harness all the raw performance and to make it available to carry network services. I will also identify some of the factors limiting the full utilization of a high speed network.