Third NMADS meeting:
Department of Computer Science,
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
New York University
Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street [Directions]
New York, NY 10013
Global Internet Content Delivery
Akamai Technologies and Carnegie-Mellon University
This talk describes Akamai's Internet content delivery service called
FreeFlow. Akamai has deployed over 8000 servers on more than 350 networks
around the world, and delivers content for more than 1500 customers. The
talk begins with a review of the mechanics of content delivery on the
Internet, and then examines the unique features of Akamai's massively
distributed system. After addressing several of the technological challenges
faced in designing such a system, the talk concludes by presenting two
theoretical problems that arose during its implementation.
The goal of the NYC Metropolitan Area Distributed Systems (NMADS) day is to
help integrate the various distributed systems research groups in the NYC Metro area into a community.
NMADS is targeted at faculty and students in universities, and at researchers from the various industrial research labs in the NYC Metro
area. Apart from fostering collaborations amongst the participating researchers, NMADS will provide several benefits that serve the unique
needs of faculty, students, and researchers from industrial labs. For academics, NMADS will serve as a forum to receive feedback from
industry. By fostering collaboration between academia and industry, NMADS will facilitate joint research activities and joint proposals to government
funding organizations. Finally, NMADS will serve as a forum for graduating students in distributed systems to present themselves to potential
employers in academia and industrial research.
We propose periodic one-day meetings 2 to 3 times a year where researchers can present their work to others in the
area, disseminate their ideas and look for possible collaborations involving researchers across different organizations.
NMADS days will be
hosted by a revolving list of organizations close to NYC.
We envision the NMADS day to be made up of one invited speaker, 12-15
unrefereed short talks, an unrefereed poster/demo session, and an informal
mixer for researchers to network with each other. NMADS days will be hosted by
a revolving list of organizations close to NYC.