A REINVENTED INTERNET

Alex Snoeren and Bill Lin presented their research on a possible Internet of the future at CNS’ January Research Review. Arguing against the Internet’s standard Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), they instead envision a radically remade internet where, even if some packets are dropped, all the information makes it from sender to receiver. This would be done via “erasure coding,” where portions of information are duplicated on multiple packets. You can read an overview of the research review, as well as more information about Snoeren’s and Lin’s research, here.

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