My dissertation, completed in 2001, is available here.
EXPRESS multicast A
paper about the EXPRESS
multicast model was published in the proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM
conference in 1999. This work provided a basis for my dissertation.
I spent several years working on the problem of using multicast to
efficiently, quickly, and reliably disseminate information to very
large numbers of receivers, despite network losses. The multicast
environment adds new challenges that don't occur for unicast, and the
obvious applications of unicast reliability algorithms don't work.
Some examples of data streams that are well suited to large-scale
reliable multicast transmission include financial data, news stories,
traffic and weather reports, state information in multiplayer
simulations, and invalidations of distributed caches.
describing my approach to reliable multicast, called Log-based
Receiver-Reliable Multicast (LBRM), appeared in SIGCOMM '95. Here
is the abstract.
To contact me, send email to holbrook .at. cs .dot. stanford .dot. edu
- I did a little investiagation about the cost of undersea cables a long time ago. This was interesting at the time, but is quite dated now.
Hugh Holbrook (holbrook .at. cs .dot. stanford .dot. edu)