Title

The Effects Of A Thunderbolt 3 Based Lan On The Jain’S Fairness Index Of The Network

Author(s)

Vijay Tripathi

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Math and Computer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Abstract

As computing systems, cinematography, networks, workflows, the internet, cloud services, and various network-based technologies advance, they offer more power and capabilities. However, as these systems grow, they require more resources. Computer networks are defined as a communication method between two or more computers via a wireless or wired connection that offers file transfer, remote connections, and other utilities. The purpose of this research was to compare an Ethernet and Thunderbolt based network to test their fairness and reliability. To evaluate the network fairness, Jain’s equation, which yields an index between 0 and 1. The higher the index, the better the network is at sharing resources. It was hypothesized that the Thunderbolt based network will yield a higher index than the Ethernet network. A brief overview of methods of conducting the experiment is as follows. Two identical computers completed various network based tasks, which included file transfer and video editing. For file transfer, computer A transferred a one terabyte file to computer B. Instantaneous write speeds, transfer time, and CPU usage were recorded. This was repeated for both network types fifty times. For video editing, computer A had various 4K video clips. Computer B used these clips in real time, as opposed to importing, to render a video. The final rendered video was uploaded to computer A in real time. Scrubbing time (in milliseconds), import time (in seconds), and render time (in minutes) were recorded. Data was then substituted into Jain’s equation. Statistical tests were taken and conclusions were drawn from the data. /

Location

Owens 204

Start Date

4-16-2016 10:00 AM

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 10:00 AM

The Effects Of A Thunderbolt 3 Based Lan On The Jain’S Fairness Index Of The Network

Owens 204

As computing systems, cinematography, networks, workflows, the internet, cloud services, and various network-based technologies advance, they offer more power and capabilities. However, as these systems grow, they require more resources. Computer networks are defined as a communication method between two or more computers via a wireless or wired connection that offers file transfer, remote connections, and other utilities. The purpose of this research was to compare an Ethernet and Thunderbolt based network to test their fairness and reliability. To evaluate the network fairness, Jain’s equation, which yields an index between 0 and 1. The higher the index, the better the network is at sharing resources. It was hypothesized that the Thunderbolt based network will yield a higher index than the Ethernet network. A brief overview of methods of conducting the experiment is as follows. Two identical computers completed various network based tasks, which included file transfer and video editing. For file transfer, computer A transferred a one terabyte file to computer B. Instantaneous write speeds, transfer time, and CPU usage were recorded. This was repeated for both network types fifty times. For video editing, computer A had various 4K video clips. Computer B used these clips in real time, as opposed to importing, to render a video. The final rendered video was uploaded to computer A in real time. Scrubbing time (in milliseconds), import time (in seconds), and render time (in minutes) were recorded. Data was then substituted into Jain’s equation. Statistical tests were taken and conclusions were drawn from the data. /