Mechanisms for Parallel Data Transport

Mechanisms for Parallel Data Transport

Jewel Okyere-Benya (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands & Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Georgios Exarchakos (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Vlado Menkovski (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Antonio Liotta (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Paolo Giaccone (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1794-0.ch008


Evolving paradigms of parallel transport mechanisms are necessary to satisfy the ever increasing need of high performing communication systems. Parallel transport mechanisms can be described as a technique to send several data simultaneously using several parallel channels. The authors’ survey captures the entire building blocks in designing next generation parallel transport mechanisms by firstly analyzing the basic structure of a transport mechanism using a point to point scenario. They then proceed to segment parallel transport into four categories and describe some of the most sophisticated technologies such as Multipath under Point to Point, Multicast under Point to Multipoint, Parallel downloading under Multipoint to Point, and Peer to Peer streaming under Multipoint to Multipoint. The Survey enables the authors to stipulate that high performing parallel transport mechanisms can be achieved by integrating the most efficient technologies under these categories, while using the most efficient underlying Point to Point transport protocols.
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Point To Point Transport Mechanism: A Simple Approach

A point-to-point transport mechanism is required to provide end-to-end communication between two applications on separate computers. This however must be done by ensuring that a host computer can sufficiently send information to another computer in an attempt to use the available network resources. Basic transport mechanism which establishes logical communication between two computers is therefore an important building block in the ever evolving Parallel transport paradigm.

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