Theory/Networking Seminar

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Traffic21 Classroom 6501 Gates Hillman Centers


RAN BEN-BASAT, Ph.D. Candidate

Network Measurements meets Virtual Switching

In modern cloud infrastructures, each physical server often runs multiple virtual machines and employs a software Virtual Switch (VS) to handle their traffic. In addition to switching, the VS performs network measurements, such as identifying the most frequent flows, which are essential for networking applications such as load balancing and intrusion detection.

Unlike traditional streaming algorithms, which minimize the space requirements, the bottleneck in virtual switching measurement is the CPU utilization. In this talk, I will present new hardware-oriented algorithms and acceleration methods that optimize the update time for software, at the cost of a slight memory overhead.

Ran Ben-Basat is a Ph.D. candidate at the Technion, Israel. He researches streaming algorithms for networking applications, focusing on efficient processing and query speeds.

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