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Re: Bell Labs' Discovery May Lead to Efficient Networks

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Fri Jun 08 04:22:35 2001

hmm, unprecedented that.. who'd have thought it huh? ground breaking stuff

jeezus glad they invested the time and energy


On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Irwin Lazar wrote:

> 
> FYI: Bell Labs recently conducted an analysis of the nature of Internet
> traffic.  Some pretty interesting findings. 
> 
> http://Networking.ittoolbox.com/browse.asp?c=NetworkingNews&r=/news/dispnews
> .asp?i=44100
> 
> Through the use of sophisticated new software programs that analyzed and
> simulated data traffic in "unprecedented detail," Bell Labs researchers
> found that the "burstiness" seen in traffic at the edges of the Internet
> disappears at the core. The discovery that traffic on heavily loaded,
> high-capacity network links is unexpectedly regular may point the way to
> more efficient system and network designs with better performance at lower
> cost, Bell Labs said. 
> 

-- 
Stephen J. Wilcox
IP Services Manager, Opal Telecom
http://www.opaltelecom.co.uk/
Tel: 0161 222 2000
Fax: 0161 222 2008





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