High-Bandwidth Tactical-Network Data Analysis in a High-Performance-Computing (HPC) Environment: Transport Protocol (Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol [TCP/UDP]) Analysis

Report No. ARL-TR-7411
Authors: Kenneth D Renard; James R Adametz
Date/Pages: September 2015; 22 pages
Abstract: This report describes the measurement, reduction, and basic analysis of transport layer protocol (transmission control protocol and user datagram protocol) data collected from large-scale tactical radio network tests. The large volume of data collected necessitates using distributed processing on high-performance-computing (HPC) clusters to reduce and analyze data in a timely fashion. Traditional methods using database ingest and queries on high-end servers cannot handle the increasing scale of current datasets, and processing times are estimated to be on the order of days versus hours using HPC. The requirement for the use of HPC was anticipated, and efforts to develop this capability resulted in a highly capable process that is expected to handle future large-scale tactical network testing.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2015