David Andersen, Carnegie Mellon University

Building Better Data Transfers

Date: 2006 Nov 22
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: MiRC 102A


In this talk, I will present the rationale and evaluation of "transfer service" that performs bulk data transfers on behalf of applications. By writing a single transfer service module, a developer can make new transfer techniques available to all applications on a system, instead of modifying each application independently. To show the benefit of having these capabilities, I will discuss a new transfer technique that we have implemented, Similarity-Enhanced Transfer (SET), which efficiently exploits sources of similar files to improve the speed of multi-source downloads.

Speaker Bio

David Andersen is an assistant professor in the Computer Science department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from MIT, and and received B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Biology from the University of Utah. Before joining MIT, he was a co-founder and CTO of an Internet Service Provider in Salt Lake City. His research interests center on computer systems in the networked environment.

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