Summer 2008 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Workshop

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How Much Headroom Do You Need? Bandwidth and High Performance Networks

Time 07/21/08 02:00PM-02:20PM

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Session Abstract

During discussions on the Internet2 Network Technical Advisory Committee(NTAC) mailing list, there has recently been discussion of an interesting topic: how much bandwidth "headroom" should you have on a healthy high performance network connection, and why?

Are high bandwidth research and education network connections the same as commodity transit links when it comes to appropriate loading levels? Is there some "magic" utilization level that one should strive not to exceed? Is there a systematic analytical approach which can be applied to calculating an appropriate utilization level?

How do utilization targets impact decisions about upgrading existing connections, or decisions about shifting traffic to the Dynamic Circuit Network (DCN), or decisions to participate (or to not participate) in the Commercial Peering (CP) Service?



Speakers

Speaker Joe St Sauver Internet2/University of Oregon

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks Campus Networking