The CAIDA workshop was last week with interesting talks; unfortunately, I did not attend. The CAIDA workshop is a venue for not-really-finished work; it’s home for things that are still being worked on, and maybe half baked.
There were two presentations of interest, I know about:
- Benchmarking Broadband Internet Performance by Srikanth Sundaresan, Walter de Donato, Nick Feamster, Renata Teixeira, Antonio Pescape
- A survey of the current state of ECN support in servers, clients, and routers, presented by Steve Bauer of MIT.
Steve needs to finish tweaking his slides, so that will have to wait a bit. But the Georgia Tech presentation is available. Page 18 is interesting. Since some people don’t do well with log plots, Srikanth is kind enough to provide a version of that slide in linear form.
So as you could see in the ICSI data the times are horrifyingly bad.