|Authors||C. Paasch, S. Ferlin, Ö. Alay and O. Bonaventure|
|Title||Experimental Evaluation of Multipath TCP Schedulers|
|Afilliation||, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Conference Name||ACM SIGCOMM Capacity Sharing Workshop|
In this paper, we focus on different schedulers for Multipath TCP. We first design and implement a generic modular scheduler framework that enables testing of different schedulers for Multipath TCP. We then use this framework to do an in-depth analysis of different schedulers by running experiments on a emulator and a testbed. We consider bulk data transfer as well as application limited traffic and identify metrics to quantify the scheduler's performance. Our results shed light on how scheduling decisions can help to improve multipath transfer.