12:45PM, Thursday, December 8th 2005.
Gates 104

Rearchitecting the Internet Protocols

Tom Anderson
University of Washington

About the talk:
The Internet is a remarkable engineering triumph, but it has fundamental limitations in security, reliability and flexibility that have made it increasingly ill-suited to the demands being placed on it. This talk is about where we go from here. I will argue that incremental changes to the Internet protocols are unlikely to solve the fundamental problems with its architecture, and therefore we need a clean-slate approach. How do we enable radically new approaches to take hold? And if we don't blinker ourselves with the current Internet, what new approaches are possible that would enable us to build the digital communications infrastructure for the next century? 

About the speaker:
Professor Tom Anderson is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington.