Dr. Ahmad R. Dhaini
The Stanford UltraFlow Access Network: a Future Dual‐Mode Internet Architecture
In recent years, the Internet has been challenged by stringent requirements such as very high-speed data rates (10 Gb/s and higher), low packet latency, energy efficiency, and fast switching. For over half a century, store-and-forward Electrical Packet Switching (EPS) with Layer 3 routing has been regarded as an efficient solution for relatively low-to-medium high-speed data transmission (≤ 1 Gb/s). However, the proliferation of bandwidth-intensive applications such as high-definition (HD) video streaming and large file transfer (on the order of Gigabytes and Terabytes) has been challenging the IP routing overhead and EPS throughput.
The Stanford UltraFlow Access is a research project aiming to create a dual-mode access solution providing two types of services to end users: conventional IP services and optical flow switched services optimized for large file transfer. The Stanford UltraFlow Access is part of a broader research effort sponsored by NSF looking into dual-mode UltraFlow networks; this effort is conducted by three universities: Stanford, MIT and UTD.
In this talk, we will focus on the Stanford part of the project. We describe the architecture of the UltraFlow access network we've developed, its experimental implementation, and the experimental results obtained so far using our testbed.
- 2012–present: Postdoc, Stanford University, Electrical Engineering (Photonics and Networking Research Laboratory, PNRL).
- 2008–2011 PhD, University of Waterloo, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Communications and Information Systems). Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Green Mission-Critical Fiber-Wireless Broadband Access Networks.
- 2004–2006 Master’s of Applied Science (M.App.Sc.), Concordia University, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Telecommunications). Dissertation: Design and Analysis of Next-Generation Ethernet-Based Passive Optical Networks
- 2000–2004 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. Computer Science.
Invited by Professor Pin-Han Ho.