Tuesday, November 04, 2008

IPAM Networks of Networks (Day 1)

I spent Monday at an IPAM meeting on Networks. (I'll be here today, too.) I gave a very "high-level" talk, covering my taxonomy of networking papers (just replace "power-law" papers with the more general "networking papers" in this editorial of mine) and discussing my thoughts on how we get closer to validation/control in the Internet with a universal hashing architecture. Slides are here; it's sort of a mix of some other longer talks here, here, and here.

The highlight for me for Monday was listening to Tim Roughgarden (who always gives excellent, crisp, clear talks) on comparing FIFO vs. FairShare queueing policies using the worst-case price of anarchy over all possible utility functions (and, unfortunately, only quadratic cost functions). This is work in progress, so I don't think Tim will have slides up, but it's a very nice analysis. [Spoiler: FairShare wins!]

David Clark gave a public lectre in the afternoon on the Internet -- what's wrong with it, and his ideas for fixing it. It got a big audience, and he was certainly interesting, amusing, and provocative. I've got to admit I have a lot of skepticism so far about how we get to a better Internet, one with security and designed with the economics of the creature in mind from the start instead of developing by accident. Which reminds me, what's the state of the NSF GENI project? I've been hearing rumors that it's headed to an early rest, but I'd be curious if anyone more in the know can comment anonymously.


Anonymous said...

GENI is now NetSE. Good article about it here:

Researchers Rebuild Their Effort to Rebuild the Internet - Chronicle of Higher Ed.

Anonymous said...

The first link is broken

Anonymous said...

Not sure what link you think is broken; they all look fine to me.


Anonymous said...

The first link is to http://http//cra.org/ccc/netse.php which does not work.