Ultra Scalable Messaging Systems
Dr. Ymir VigfussonResearcher, IBM Research
Adjunct Professor, Reykjavik University
Thursday, March 31, 2011|
3:00pm - 4:00pm
3725 Beyster Bldg.
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About the Event
Rapid dissemination of data to multiple receivers is critical for trade in the stock exchange, message delivery over Facebook and Twitter feeds and to enable emerging technologies such as content distribution, Internet television (IPTV) and virtual reality games. Despite two decades of work on creating a usable mechanism for these communication patterns, current mechanisms are broken in a number of ways. The Achilles' heel of these protocols is scalability, and those which scale lack either efficiency or generality.
Dr. Ymir Vigfusson is a researcher at IBM Research in Haifa and an adjunct professor at Reykjavik University. Ymir received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University in August 2009, where he researched ways to exploit group similarity and improve scalability in distributed systems. Cornell nominated his dissertation for the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award. Ymir's research projects include creating and optimizing systems and algorithms for distributed settings, and getting multicast to work in a variety of environments. His work has been partially supported by a Fulbright Scholarship and a Yahoo! Research grant.
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