Computers Design Better Internet than Humans
TCP, the transmission control protocol, is one of the core protocols governing the Internet: if counted as a computer program, it’s the most widely used program in the world.
One of TCP’s main functions is to prevent network congestion by regulating the rate at which computers send data. In the last 25 years, engineers have made steady improvements to TCP’s congestion-control algorithms, resulting in several competing versions of the protocol: many Windows computers, for instance, run a version called Compound TCP, while Linux machines run a version called TCP Cubic.
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