MaxNet is a clean-slate redesign of Internet
congestion control using theoretical analysis to guide the implementation. It is
a framework based on explicit signaling of congestion information from routers
to hosts. MaxNet achieves provable high performance with the following key
- Equilibrium properties:
- Efficient utilization of network capacity.
- Fairness of source rates (weighted Max-Min fairness).
- Dynamic properties:
- Provable stability for any topology.
- Fast dynamics.
- Very low latency and
- Fast utilization of link capacity as flow
- Fully distributed, no per-flow information at
- Very low router buffer requirement.
- 23 bit signal in header allows 32 to
1015 bps (one million Gbps) per source with 0.001% accuracy.
- Only 2 integer operations per packet on router
fast-path (max & add).
- Decoupling of loss and congestion control for
- Possible to extend algorithm to allow incremental
Whilst MaxNet is designed to be a general
next-generation TCP, it may be of immediate
- Computing clusters.
- Satellite Networks
- Storage Area Networks.
- Wireless and Adhoc
- Very low latency DSL/Cable modem.