Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Computer Scientists Scale “Layer 2” Data Center Networks to 100,000 Ports and Beyond

Radhika Niranjan Mysore, a UC San Diego computer science graduate student, is the first author on the data center networking paper presented today at SIGCOMM 2009.

SIGCOMM is the premier academic networking conference.

“SIGCOMM was always a dream, and it was nice we could shoot for it,” said Radhika Niranjan Mysore, who presented this work at SIGCOMM 2009 in Barcelona, Spain on August 18, 2009.

“I am going to be meeting the smartest people from all over the world in the networking community. I’m going to be able to showcase our work to them and get feedback on my ongoing research. It’s a great opportunity.”

“I think PortLand is something that will be useful in the real world. The goal is to create a network fabric that allow you to buy any server, plug it in and have it just work,” said Mysore.

"We all put in a lot of work and made it possible in 5 months, and that is incredible…an incredible five months," said Mysore, who highlighted the important contributions of all the authors on the paper. The full list:

Radhika Niranjan Mysore, Andreas Pamboris, Nathan Farrington, Nelson Huang, Pardis Miri, Sivasankar Radhakrishnan, Vikram Subramanya, and Amin Vahdat from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego.

NetworkWorld's Bob Brown covered the story this week:

Getting to UC San Diego

After completing her undergraduate degree in India, Radhika Niranjan Mysore worked for two years at Cisco, followed by a master’s degree at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she worked on systems research.

Next, she joined Amin Vahdat's research group at UC San Diego's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, within the Jacobs School of Engineering.

“The pace of learning is really fast at UCSD. There are great graduate students and a lot of interaction. It’s really nice,” said Mysore.

In June, Mysore finished the first year of her PhD in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego. This summer, she landed an internship at Microsoft Research, where she is working on data center storage issues.

“Getting an internship at Microsoft Research is a really great opportunity,” said Mysore.

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