Faculty Advisor

Claypool, Mark.

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert.


As broadband Internet grows in popularity, it is important to determine if improvements can be made to broadband hardware and TCP. Motorola captured three hours of traffic from a cable network, which we analyzed to identify trends that may lead to optimizations in Motorola's hardware. We found that TCP-SACK provides a performance increase and recommend its further deployment. We also found that peer-to-peer applications account for a large portion of Internet traffic and suggest measures that may be taken to address this change.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004


Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science