Large MTUs and Internet performance

Murray, D., Koziniec, T., Lee, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-2730-9150 and Dixon, M., 2012. Large MTUs and Internet performance. In: 2012 IEEE 13th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR), Belgrade, Serbia, 24-27 June 2012. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 82-87. ISBN 9781457708312


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Ethernet data rates have increased many magnitudes since standardisation in 1982. Despite these continual data rates increases, the 1500 byte Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) of Ethernet remains unchanged. Experiments with varying latencies, loss rates and transaction lengths are performed to investigate the potential benefits of Jumboframes on the Internet. This study reveals that large MTUs offer throughputs much larger than a simplistic overhead analysis might suggest. The reasons for these higher throughputs are explored and discussed.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Murray, D., Koziniec, T., Lee, K. and Dixon, M.
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Place of Publication: Los Alamitos, California
Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781457708312
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:30

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