TITLE

Application Demands Outrun Internet Improvements

AUTHOR(S)
Sevcik, Peter
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Jan2006, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the trends in investments in the Internet industry. The economy of this industry has been sound as there has been a lot of investment during the boom time. The International Committee on Future Accelerators (ICFA) has a working group dedicated to measuring and monitoring the performance of the Internet. This group is led by R. Les Cottrell of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and published a very interesting report titled "January 2005 Report of the ICFA-SCIC Monitoring Working Group." This report shows the measurements of performance improvements of the Internet in past few years. The reports also states that Internet performance is improving each year, with packet losses typically improving by 40-50 percent per year, and Round Trip Times by 10-20 percent. Much of the payload growth is the result of the growth experienced by broadband systems. Bigger application demands are outstripping Internet improvements. Today's typical Web site wants to accomplish 70 turns and move 300,000 Bytes and this 20-fold increase in demand over a decade is double the 10-fold improvement in overall Internet performance.
ACCESSION #
19724703

 

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