Fall 2004 Internet2 Member Meeting

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Application Performance and Network Characteristics

Time 09/29/04 08:45AM-10:00AM

Session Abstract

Your network application is not working well. Is the network the problem? If so, what about the network performance is causing problems for you application? Different applications have different network requirements and sensitivities. For one application packet loss may be the important factor. For another it may be latency. To compound the issue, applications developers may not be aware of what network characteristics are important to their application. The network engineer trying to help resolve the problem may not understand the application requirements either. Once the key network characteristic is identified, how do you determine if network is falling down on the job? How do you design an application to ease debugging of network problems? How do you design an application to be less sensitive to network variations in the first place? This session will bring together those interested in discussing what applications really need in network performance and what network characteristics are required for the application to work well. It will also discuss important design considerations for networked applications. Panelist will represent those
developing network based applications as well as network engineers that
design the networks to be used.


Speaker Russ Hobby Internet2

Speaker Brian Tierney Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

Speaker David Lapsley MIT Haystack Observatory

Speaker Larry Dunn Cisco Systems

Speaker George Kremenek San Diego Supercomputer Center

Speaker David Richardson University of Washington

Presentation Media

media item thumbnail Random Thoughts on Application Performance and Network Characteristics (ppt)

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric

Speaker Brian Tierney Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)

Secondary tracks Advanced Applications: Technical Implications

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