DualQ Coupled AQM for Low Latency, Low Loss and Scalable Throughput
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Active Queue Management (aqm)                             K. De Schepper
Internet-Draft                                           Nokia Bell Labs
Intended status: Experimental                            B. Briscoe, Ed.
Expires: May 4, 2017                                       O. Bondarenko
                                                     Simula Research Lab
                                                                I. Tsang
                                                         Nokia Bell Labs
                                                        October 31, 2016

  DualQ Coupled AQM for Low Latency, Low Loss and Scalable Throughput
                draft-briscoe-tsvwg-aqm-dualq-coupled-00

Abstract

   Data Centre TCP (DCTCP) was designed to provide predictably low
   queuing latency, near-zero loss, and throughput scalability using
   explicit congestion notification (ECN) and an extremely simple
   marking behaviour on switches.  However, DCTCP does not co-exist with
   existing TCP traffic---throughput starves.  So, until now, DCTCP
   could only be deployed where a clean-slate environment could be
   arranged, such as in private data centres.  This specification
   defines `DualQ Coupled Active Queue Management (AQM)' to allow
   scalable congestion controls like DCTCP to safely co-exist with
   classic Internet traffic.  The Coupled AQM ensures that a flow runs
   at about the same rate whether it uses DCTCP or TCP Reno/Cubic, but
   without inspecting transport layer flow identifiers.  When tested in
   a residential broadband setting, DCTCP achieved sub-millisecond
   average queuing delay and zero congestion loss under a wide range of
   mixes of DCTCP and `Classic' broadband Internet traffic, without
   compromising the performance of the Classic traffic.  The solution
   also reduces network complexity and eliminates network configuration.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Problem and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     1.3.  Features  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  DualQ Coupled AQM Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     2.1.  Coupled AQM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     2.2.  Dual Queue  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.3.  Traffic Classification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.4.  Normative Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  Overload Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   6.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix A.  Example DualQ Coupled PI2 Algorithm  . . . . . . . .  14
   Appendix B.  Example DualQ Coupled Curvy RED Algorithm  . . . . .  17
   Appendix C.  Guidance on Controlling Throughput Equivalence . . .  23
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