UTCS Colloquium: Sergey Gorinsky/Washington University St Louis: RD Network Services: Differentiation through Performance Incentives ACES 2.402 Friday October 10 2008 9:45 a.m.

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Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Oct 10, 2008 9:45am - 10:50am

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Type of Talk: UTCS Colloquium

Speaker/Affiliation: Sergey Gorinsky

/Washington University St Louis

Date/Time: Friday October 10 20

08 9:45 a.m.

Location: ACES 2.402

Host: Lorenzo Alvisi

Talk Title: RD Network Services: Differentiation through Performance In

centives

Talk Abstract:
With the Internet offering a single best-

effort service
there have been numerous proposals of diversified
n

etwork services that align better with the divergent
needs of different
distributed applications. The failure
of these innovative architecture

s to gain wide
deployment is primarily due to economic and legacy
i

ssues rather than technical shortcomings. We propose
a new paradigm fo

r network service differentiation where
design principles account expli

citly for the multiplicity of
Internet service providers and users as w

ell as their
economic interests in environments with partly deployed new services. Our key idea is to base the service
differentiation on

performance itself rather than price.
The proposed RD (Rate-Delay) ser

vices enable a user to
choose between a higher transmission rate or low
queuing
delay at a congested network link. An RD router supports
t

he two services by maintaining two queues per output link
and achieves

the intended rate-delay differentiation through
simple link scheduling

and dynamic buffer sizing. After
analytically deriving specific rules f

or RD router operation
we conduct extensive simulations that confirm e

ffectiveness
of the RD services geared for incremental deployment in th

e
Internet.

Speaker Bio:
A native of Skhodnya USSR Dr. Serg

ey Gorinsky is currently
an Assistant Professor at the Applied Research
Laboratory in
the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. He received the Ph.D. and
M.S. de

grees from the University of Texas at Austin USA and
Engineer degree f

rom Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology
Zelenograd Russia. Prof

. Gorinsky''s primary research interests
are in computer networking and
distributed systems. His research
contributions include multicast cong

estion control resilient to receiver
misbehavior analysis of binary adj

ustment algorithms and network
service differentiation based on perfor

mance incentives. Prof.
Gorinsky''s work appeared at top conferences an

d journals such
as ACM SIGCOMM IEEE INFOCOM and IEEE/ACM Transactions

on Networking. He has been serving on the Technical Program
Commit

tees (TPCs) of IEEE INFOCOM 2006 2007 2008 2009
ICNP 2008 and othe

r networking conferences. He co-chaired the
TPCs of High-Speed Networks
(HSN 2008) at IEEE INFOCOM 2008
and the Symposium on Future Internet A

rchitectures and Protocols
(FIAP 2008) at ICCCN 2008. He is serving as

a TPC Vice-Chair of
ICCCN 2009 and as a Vice-Chair of the IEEE Communic

ations Society
(ComSoc) Technical Committee on High-Speed Networking (TC

HSN).