Systems Design and Implementation Seminar

— 1:00pm

In Person - Panther Hollow Conference Room, Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center 4105

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Networked Systems in the Age of Really Fast Networks

Computer networks have come a long way, from the 10 Mbps Ethernet standard of the 1980s to the 100s of Gbps (and soon to be Tbps) of today’s networks.  For application developers, the benefits of growth are clear: higher bandwidth leads to faster network transfers and, thus, to better application performance.  For network architects and operators, however, higher bandwidth is a double-edged sword and can lead to both additional challenges and additional opportunities.  In this talk, I will discuss a few of the ways in which my lab and I have been exploring these issues with a focus on our efforts to characterize the challenges of measuring modern networks and techniques to overcome those challenges.

Vincent Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he leads the PennNetworks group and is a member of the Distributed Systems Lab (DSL). His research interests are in the areas of distributed systems and networking and have been recognized by an NSF CAREER Award, a VMWare Early Career Faculty Award, a Facebook Faculty Research Award, and several best paper awards at SIGCOMM and NSDI. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington while advised by Tom Anderson and Arvind Krishnamurthy.

Faculty Host: Justine Sherry

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