Networks seminar (590L): Autumn 2005

Mondays at 1:30pm, in EE1 031

In this quarter's 590L, we will focus on overlay technologies and peer-to-peer systems. This quarter's focus is motivated by two factors. First, p2p systems continue to be popular and contribute to most of the traffic on the Internet. Second, virtualized overlays are increasingly being used to develop applications that are neither constrained by the physical network topology nor limited by legacy protocols. As with past offerings of this course, the seminar will be primarily discussions of recent research papers written about the focus area.

No particular background is required. Non-computer science majors and undergraduates may (and are encouraged) to attend with permission of the instructors.

CSE graduate students who wish to attend and participate in the discussions may register for 1 credit. Students who, in addition, wish to do a project may register for 3 credits with permission of the instructors.

Sept 28: organizational meeting

October 3: no meeting

October 10:
Mercury: Supporting Scalable Multi-Attribute Range Queries
Ashwin R. Bharambe (CMU), Mukesh Agrawal (CMU), Srinivasan Seshan (CMU)
Sigcomm 2004.

October 17:
Maintaining High-Bandwidth Under Dynamic Network Conditions
Dejan Kostic, Ryan Braud, Charles Killian, Erik Vandekieft, James W. Anderson, Alex C. Snoeren, and Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego
Usenix 2005.

October 24:
Shark: Scaling File Servers via Cooperative Caching
Siddhartha Annapureddy, Michael J. Freedman, and David Mazieres, New York University
NSDI 2005

October 31:
Meridian: A Lightweight Network Location Service without Virtual Coordinates
Bernard Wong, Aleksandrs Slivkins, Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University
Sigcomm 2005

November 7:
A Case Study in Building Layered DHT Applications
Yatin Chawathe (Intel Research Seattle), Sriram Ramabhadran (UCSD), Sylvia Ratnasamy (Intel Research Berkeley), Anthony LaMarca (Intel Research Seattle), Scott Shenker (ICSI/UC Berkeley), Joseph Hellerstein (Intel Research Berkeley)
Sigcomm 2005

November 14:
MACEDON: Methodology for Automatically Creating, Evaluating, and Designing Overlay Networks
Adolfo Rodriguez, Charles Killian, Sooraj Bhat, and Dejan Kostic, Duke University; Amin Vahdat, University of California, San Diego
NSDI 2004

November 21:
Implementing Declarative Overlays
Boon Thau Loo, Tyson Condie, Joseph Hellerstein (U.C.Berkeley). Petros Maniatis,Timothy Roscoe (Intel Research), Ion Stoica (UC Berkeley)
SOSP 2005. Mothy Roscoe will give an invited talk in Gates Commons.
November 28: Adapting BitTorrent for end-host multicast Mike Piatek's Quals Presentation in CSE 203.

December 5:
OverQoS: An Overlay Based Architecture for Enhancing Internet QoS
Lakshminarayanan Subramanian and Ion Stoica, University of California, Berkeley; Hari Balakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Randy Katz, University of California, Berkeley
NSDI 2004