Paper Review: General AIMD Congrestion Control

Reviewer: Mark Meras (mm446)

Main Contribution

This paper by Yang and Lam discusses a new analysis of the additive increase/multiplicative decrease congestion control algorithm present in TCP. Their analysis generalizes the AIMD algorithm into the GAIMD algorithm (General AIMD) and shows that the parameters of the GAIMD can be set so that the congestion control is TCP friendly.

Key Ideas

Critique of Contribution


We can get better perfomance by generalizing the AIMD and tuning its parameters.

Open Question

What are the tradeoffs among rate fluctuations, responsiveness, and speed of convergence?