CACM: Bufferbloat: Dark Buffers in the Internet

Vint Cerf recommended that I start immediately blogging about bufferbloat a year or so ago, given the severity of the problem to avoid the usual publication delays; Some puzzle pieces of a picture puzzle.that’s why things appeared here first.

But more formal publication has its merits; in particular, having articles for less directly involved in networking and/or more managerially oriented technical managers is very important. So I’ve been working with/in ACM queue to put together a case study. It has now appeared as an article in the January 2012 issue of CACM (Communications of the ACM) in dead-tree form.  There will also be a full paper posted in ACM queue, but to make the January CACM, we put that aside to finish the (much shorter) article.

3 Responses to “CACM: Bufferbloat: Dark Buffers in the Internet”

  1. Ivan Says:

    Interesting read. I was hoping to see R. Jain’s 1992: “Myths about Congestion Management in High Speed Networks” among those cited on the document.

    • gettys Says:

      There is only so much we could put in to the CACM version. We were significantly over the normal word count for a CACM article, and like 50% over the # of references.

  2. Elvis Stansvik Says:

    Already read it. Great stuff. Not the buffer bloat but the article 🙂

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