Transport Protocol Issues of In-Network Computing Systems

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Authors Ike Kunze  , Klaus Wehrle  , Dirk Trossen 
Last updated 2021-08-12 (latest revision 2021-02-08)
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Today's transport protocols offer a variety of functionality based on the notion that the network is to be treated as an unreliable communication medium. Some, like TCP, establish a reliable connection on top of the unreliable network while others, like UDP, simply transmit datagrams without a connection and without guarantees into the network. These fundamental differences in functionality have a significant impact on how COIN approaches can be designed and implemented. Furthermore, traditional transport protocols are not designed for the multi-party communication principles that underlie many COIN approaches. This document raises several questions regarding the use of transport protocols in connection with COIN.


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