MW 11-12.30 in 4-153
6.892 is a graduate-level class (H 3-0-9) whose goals are:
How does this global network infrastructure work and what are the design principles on which it is based? How do we make it work better in today's world? How do we ensure that it will work well in the future in the face of rapidly growing scale and heterogeneity? And how should Internet applications be written, so they can obtain the best possible performance both for themselves and for others using the infrastructure? These are some issues that we will grapple with in this course. We will emphasize the design, implementation, analysis, and evaluation of large-scale networked systems.
include design philosophies, unicast and multicast routing, congestion
control, network quality of service, wireless and mobile systems, Web protocols
and caching, adaptive applications, reliable multicast, programmable networks,
network security, device networks, and performance. Material
for the course will be drawn from research papers, industry white papers,
and Internet RFCs.