A faster Internet via machine learning

July 21, 2013

Remy designs congestion-control schemes automatically to speed up Internet traffic (credit: Keith Winstein, Hari Balakrishnan)

MIT researchers have developed a computer system called Remy that automatically generates TCP congestion-control algorithms that yield transmission rates two to three times as high as those designed by humans.

TCP (transmission control protocol) is a core protocol governing the Internet that prevents network congestion by regulating the rate at which computers send data, among other functions.