CACM Features Networking Researcher Nicholas Weaver in Roundtable Discussion

February 1, 2012
The Communications of the ACM recently featured a roundtable discussion among Networking Group researcher Nicholas Weaver and other computer scientists about bufferbloat, the overuse of buffering inside a network, which can result in slow network connections. Weaver joined Vint Cerf of Google, Jim Gettys of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, and Van Jacobson of PARC in discussing the history, causes, and potential solutions for the problem. Weaver, with Christian Kreibich and Vern Paxson of ICSI's network measurement and security group, designed the Netalyzr system, which, among other things, measures the buffers in a user's network traffic.