Re: [tsvwg] Switch testing at 25G with ECN --SCE Draft

Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com> Fri, 09 August 2019 23:29 UTC

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From: Jonathan Morton <chromatix99@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [tsvwg] Switch testing at 25G with ECN --SCE Draft
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> On 10 Aug, 2019, at 12:54 am, Greg White <g.white@CableLabs.com> wrote:
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> Agreed.  I would not expect any different result either, which begs the question why does SCE need two different signals (ECT(1) and CE) in a datacenter environment?

Simple: to allow using the same protocol *outside* the datacentre, because it coexists cleanly with existing RFC-3168 infrastructure and endpoints.  That was always the chief failing of DCTCP.

 - Jonathan Morton