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Warren Matthews1, Les Cottrell1, Becca Nitzan2
  1. SLAC
  2. ESnet

Speaker: Warren Matthews

  Highly interactive Internet applications such as Voice-over-IP are extremely sensitive to network performance. Even on high performance research networks, many cases will require the use of differentiated services to achieve high (toll) quality conversations.
  In this talk we will describe a testbed over the Energy Sciences network (ESnet) between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Sandia National Laboratory.
  In particular the characteristics of Voice-over-IP calls between LBNL and SLAC will be reviewed and the effect of low, moderate and high congestion on the link will be quantified. The use of Per Hop Behavior (PHB) in IP headers with Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ) in routers and the benefit they provide will be explained.
  A model of flows and performance will be presented and new techniques to predict the quality of calls are under development and will be reviewed. Comparisons with telephone reliability will be discussed and the feasability of wide spread deployment of VoIP in HEP will be considered.

Presentation:  PowerPoint Short Paper:  Postscript  Adobe Acrobat pdf 

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