[Nrg-l] NRG talk -- Mon, June 11th, 2pm, Grad Lounge

Abraham Matta matta at cs.bu.edu
Mon Jun 11 08:08:12 EDT 2007

TITLE:  WAN-in-Lab high speed long distance network testbed


WAN-in-Lab is a hardware testbed for the design, development, testing
and evaluation of TCP congestion control algorithms.  It uses real
carrier-class networking hardware to avoid the artifacts introduced by
network emulation, while being localized to allow detailed measurement
of network performance.WAN-in-Lab is open for use by anyone in the
networking community whose needs it fits, with remote reconfiguability
being a high priority.

The current research focus of WAN-in-Lab is benchmarking of
next-generation TCP algorithms.  To this end, we will be adapting
existing simulation-based benchmark suites to the capabilities of
WAN-in-Lab, and developing new tests which consider details not amenable
to simulation, such as the CPU load imposed by the algorithms.

Lachlan Andrew is at Caltech, working with Prof Steven Low.  Prior to
that, he was a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne.
He obtained his PhD in 1997, also from the University of Melbourne.

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