Web performance bottlenecks in broadband access networks

Srikanth Sundaresan, Nazanin Magharei, Nicholas G. Feamster, Renata Teixeira, Sam Crawford

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Abstract

We present the first large-scale analysis of Web performance bottlenecks as measured from broadband access networks, using data collected from extensive home router deployments. We analyze the limits of throughput on improving Web performance and identify the contribution of critical factors such as DNS lookups and TCP connection establishment to Web page load times. We find that, as broadband speeds continue to increase, other factors such as TCP connection setup time, server response time, and network latency are often dominant performance bottlenecks. Thus, realizing a "faster Web" requires not only higher download throughput, but also optimizations to reduce both client and server-side latency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMETRICS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems
Pages383-384
Number of pages2
Edition1 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NamePerformance Evaluation Review
Number1 SPEC. ISS.
Volume41
ISSN (Print)0163-5999

Other

Other2013 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems, SIGMETRICS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period6/17/136/21/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Sundaresan, S., Magharei, N., Feamster, N. G., Teixeira, R., & Crawford, S. (2013). Web performance bottlenecks in broadband access networks. In SIGMETRICS 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (1 SPEC. ISS. ed., pp. 383-384). (Performance Evaluation Review; Vol. 41, No. 1 SPEC. ISS.). https://doi.org/10.1145/2494232.2465745