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Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:42 am

FAST TCP is a TCP variant and an alternative congestion control algorithm in TCP, that is designed to sustain high throughput and utilization for high-speed data transfers over large distance (e.g., tens of gigabyte files across the Atlantic).

The Fast TCP system being developed by Steven Low and colleagues at the California Institute of Technology. Current implementation is in TCP on the Linux platform, although the principles and design can be implemented in other contexts than TCP.