- Mar 2021
McCabe, Stefan, Leo Torres, Timothy LaRock, Syed Arefinul Haque, Chia-Hung Yang, Harrison Hartle, and Brennan Klein. ‘Netrd: A Library for Network Reconstruction and Graph Distances’. ArXiv:2010.16019 [Physics], 29 October 2020. http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.16019.
- big data
- time series
- Feb 2021
The alternative was to have multiple scripts or stylesheet links on one page, which would trigger multiple HTTP requests. Multiple requests mean multiple connection handshakes for each link “hey, I want some data”, “okay, I have the data”, “alright I heard that you have the data, give it to me” (SYN, ACK, SYNACK). Even once the connection is created there is a feature of TCP called TCP slow start that will throttle the speed of the data being sent at the beginning of a request to a slower speed than the end of the request. All of this means transferring one large request is faster than transferring the same data split up into several smaller requests.
why a company like Facebook invests so much research and engineering into the network performance of things as seemingly trivial as notifications.
- Jun 2020
Mohseni-Kabir, A., Pant, M., Towsley, D., Guha, S., & Swami, A. (2020). Percolation Thresholds for Robust Network Connectivity. ArXiv:2006.14496 [Cond-Mat, Physics:Physics]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2006.14496