Increasing Network Throughput by Integrating Protocol Layers

Mark B. Abbott, Larry L. Peterson

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Integrating protocol data manipulations is a strategy for increasing the throughput of network protocols. The idea is to combine a series of protocol layers into a pipeline so as to access message data more efficiently. This paper introduces a widely-applicable technique for integrating protocols. This technique not only improves performance, but also preserves the modularity of protocol layers by automatically integrating independently expressed protocols. The paper also describes a prototype integration tool, and studies the performance limits and scalability of protocol integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-610
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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