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Colloquium - Schwartz

ECCR 265

Scalable Internet Service: The @Home Network Architecture
@Home Network
Michael Schwartz photo

@Home Network delivers high-speed information services to homes and businesses using the cable television infrastructure. Service is delivered over the "last mile" using coaxial links and cable modems, plus SONET (fiber optic) regional links. At the wide area @Home is a tier one Internet service provider, peering at the major Internet Network Access Points. For scalability, the network architecture includes widely distributed caching and replication, as well as the ability to support multicast, differentiated levels of service quality, and a 7x24 network operations center with visibility into the entire distributed infrastructure. @Home also acts as a content aggregator, working with content providers to replicate content onto @Home servers.

In this talk I will discuss @Home's vision, network architecture, and service design principles.

@Home's equity investors include leading cable companies Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI), Cox Communications, and Comcast Corporation, and venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Refreshments will be served immediately before the talk at 3:00pm.
Hosted by Dirk Grunwald.

The Department holds colloquia throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. These colloquia, open to the public, are typically held on Thursday afternoons, but sometimes occur at other times as well. If you would like to receive email notification of upcoming colloquia, subscribe to our Colloquia Mailing List. If you would like to schedule a colloquium, see Colloquium Scheduling.

Sign language interpreters are available upon request. Please contact Stephanie Morris at least five days prior to the colloquium.

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Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
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