Speaker: Jeff Semke, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Automatic TCP Buffer Tuning
Jeffrey Semke, Jamshid Mahdavi, and Matthew Mathis, "Automatic TCP Buffer Tuning", Computer Communications Review, a publication of ACM SIGCOMM, volume 28, number 4, October 1998.
Our implementation involved slight modifications to a BSD-based socket interface and TCP stack. With these modifications, we achieved drastic improvements in performance over large bandwidth*delay paths compared to the default system configuration, and a significant reduction in memory usage compared to hand-tuned connections, allowing many more simultaneous connections.