Bridging the digital divide between research and home networks

Caleb Smith-Salzberg, Fraida Fund, Shivendra Panwar

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Abstract

Computer networking testbeds have made it easier for researchers to conduct realistic evaluations of new network protocols or services. However, it is challenging for users to configure testbeds or other experimental networks so that they are representative of typical home broadband links. To address this issue, we have developed a tool with which experimenters can configure links whose characteristics are drawn from a dataset of over 8,000 profiles of home Internet links in the United States, including fiber, cable, DSL, and satellite Internet connections from a range of speed and cost tiers. This paper describes our tool, and explains how it may be used with a variety of experimental platforms. We hope to make it easier for researchers to mimic networks that are representative of a variety of home users, so as to potentially increase the relevance of their experiments to this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages444-449
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627846
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2017
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2017 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: May 1 2017May 4 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period5/1/175/4/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Smith-Salzberg, C., Fund, F., & Panwar, S. (2017). Bridging the digital divide between research and home networks. In 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2017 (pp. 444-449). [8116417] (2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2017.8116417