I have spent a part of my career designing and building distributed Internet infrastructure systems. Systems that could scale the distribution of content (video, live streaming, games, security patches) to hundreds of millions around the world. Such include P2P systems, CDNs, and Edge Computing. Below some of the highlights of such systems currently used to scale the Internet.
Edge Computing: An Evolution or a Revolution?” ACM Keynote, Symposium on Edge Computing, 2017. San Jose, California [pdf]
Avalanche is the name of a proposed peer-to-peer (P2P) network created by Pablo Rodriguez and Christos Gkantsidis at Microsoft, which offers improved scalability and bandwidth efficiency compared to existing P2P systems. Now part of Microsoft Windows Updates.
- Nimbus: our Avalanche work on Secure Peer Accelerated Downloads – embodied in the Microsoft Secure Content Downloader – used to distribute Visual Studio 2008 Beta-2 to customers
- ACM Fellow for content distribution and P2P
- Windows 10, P2P Delivery Optimization
- Microsoft´s Avalanche; P2P File Swarming with Network Coding
- Read about Microsoft´s Avalanche in Wikipedia
- Bittorrent-style updates in Windows 10
- Microsoft’s P2P Avalanche, 2005
- Stanford Networking Seminar talk on P2P Windows Updates, 2005
- My lecture at Cornell University on Content Distribution systems
- My course at Columbia University on building highly scalable systems and distributed infrastructure for the Internet
- It´s Finantial Times, Network Financial Times, Microsoft Research talk (slides)
- Reading list on Adaptive Web Caching at Berkeley, ICIR (Sally Floyd)
- Telefonica CDN represents the next generation of Content Delivery Networks built upon Telefonica’s own technology that combines the efficiency of P2P and the traditional models of caching. Telefonica CDN is used to deliver Video and Live Streaming to millions today. More information on Telefonica´s Content Delivery network at
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I have spent a part of my career designing and building distributed Internet...