A transport layer approach to improve energy efficiency

Muhammad Usman, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Fabrizio Granelli, Pascal Bouvry, Piero Castoldi

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Incorporating energy efficiency into the design of modern communication systems has become an important area of research. However, while most of the proposed solutions are devoted to making network hardware energy efficient, very few works focus on energy efficiency as a fundamental design parameter of network protocols. This paper proposes an analytical model for energy consumption of TCP which relates energy consumption to protocol operation cycles. Based on this model a number of optimization techniques are proposed to reduce energy consumption of TCP. The experiments, performed using NS2 simulations, demonstrate that energy savings can be as high as 93% for multiple TCP flows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479966646
ISBN (Print)9781479966653
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2016
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016
https://icc2016.ieee-icc.org/ (Link to conference website)

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICC'16
CityKuala Lumpur
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  • green ICT
  • network protocols
  • TCP
  • energy efficiency


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