QUIC - will it replace TCP?

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PSTiCal
This is a virtual event available at:https://usc.zoom.us/j/96562488890
Seminar Talk Open to the Institute and Invited Guests
Lars Eggert, Co-Chair of IETF QUIC working group


QUIC is a new UDP-based transport protocol for the Internet, and specifically, the web. Originally designed and deployed by Google, it already makes up 35% of Google's egress traffic, which corresponds to about 7% of all Internet traffic. The strong interest by many other large Internet players in the ongoing IETF standardization of QUIC is likely to lead to an even greater deployment in the near future.

This talk will first present what is QUIC, the unique design aspects of the protocol, and how it is different from the conventional HTTP/TLS/TCP web stack. It will then discuss the performance of QUIC on the Internet and the potential impact of the protocol once it is widely deployed.

Speaker Bio:

Lars is an experienced technology leader with deep expertise in distributed systems, network architectures and protocol design, ranging from the Internet to datacenter to IoT/edge environments. At NetApp, he currently drives networking strategy through academic collaborations with top universities and open source collaborations. 

Lars has been leading Internet standards for two decades as a member of the IETF’s steering group and architecture board. He chairs the QUIC working group. He has also chaired the IETF’s research arm, the IRTF.  He serves on the program and organization committees of academic conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM and USENIX NSDI, as well as numerous other boards. 

Lars received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003.

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