[e2e] end of interest
day at std.com
Thu May 1 14:08:51 PDT 2008
At 9:56 -0400 2008/05/01, Craig Partridge wrote:
>In message <email@example.com>, John Day writes:
>>Have a question. All of this innovative new research you are seeing.
>>Can you prove me wrong? I hope! ;-)
>I'd describe the research as being along trajectories -- that is, clumps
>of potential that might gell into something really nifty:
>* Programmable physics -- how your network device (radio, electrical or
> optical) behaves on its medium is entirely a result of software -- you
> can change behavior [signal power, modulation, coding, MAC layer] in
> an instant. The work of all those IEEE 802.* committees becomes
> a matter loading a bit of software.
>* Knowing more while measuring less -- we're making tremendous progress
> on this front (trajectory sampling, principal component analysis on
> sparse traces, etc).
>* Re-examining the middle of the network -- the best example here is what
> if the router has a 100 GB hard drive in it -- and we view the contents
> of the hard drive as entirely "soft" (can be lost in an instant).
> Can we do nifty things? [cf. DTN (which views the drive as reliable,
> but similar vein), Van's talk @ Google, etc.]
I think I saw that. Was that the one where at the beginning he
called for a Copernican revolution in networking and then at end he
said don't bother touching TCP and below?
>* Energy efficiency -- in this case I worked on an energy efficient radio
> project and discovered there's very little literature on saving
> energy in networks. (What are the design principles for an energy
> efficient transport protocol? Turns out that is a non-trivial and
> often counter-intuitive problem that has you looking at old ARQ work...)
So I take it from this list you don't see much in the way of new
fundamental results coming out of FIND or any of this "new
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