A short paper on limiting the number of concurrent senders as a solution to TCP incast. The paper gives the optimal performance as a closed form solution, which the transfer time is in terms of just-fit, no-loss use of buffer at the bottleneck. To achieve this, we can send no more than \(N\) flows at a time and more flows are proceeded only after these \(N\) flows completed. Therefore, for a high fan-in transfer with \(n\) flows, the \(i\)-th flow shall be sent in batch \(\mod(i-1, \textrm{ceil}(n/N))\).

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   title = "An Application-Level Solution for the TCP-incast Problem in Data Center Networks",
   author = "Maxim Podlesny and Carey Williamson",
   booktitle = "Proc. 19th IWQoS",
   pages = "1--3",
   month = "Jun",
   year = "2011",
   address = "San Jose, CA",