SC2001 Tutorial S8 - Understanding Network Performance
Phil Dykstra, Chief Scientist, WareOnEarth Communications Inc.
Related briefings and whitepapers by the presenter
Sample slides from previous related briefings and talks by the presenter.
How delay, loss, and packet size impact performance.
Implications will be discussed in detail.
Example of the packet loss rates required to achieve 1 Gbps
TCP transfer rate. Most people never consider needing network loss
Sprinkled throughout the tutorial will be slides summarizing
practical advice and things the attendees can do to improve
An animated slide pointing out that data moves at the same
rate through "fast" and "slow" networks. Data literally stretches
out in lower capacity circuits.
Examples of freely available tools and techniques to improve
your network performance will be covered.
An example of the underappreciated fact that "fat pipes" aren't
Example of detailed insight that can be gained from certain
performance measurement tools.
P. Dykstra, firstname.lastname@example.org