Tutorial: High-Speed Networking

Based on the book High-Speed Networking: A Systematic Approach to High-Bandwidth Low-Latency Communication
James P.G. Sterbenz and Joseph D. Touch

I am available to teach this as a conference tutorial or as a graduate-level university short course; email me. Latest offering: IEEE Hot Interconnects, Stanford CA, August 2006.

This material will be expanded as part of the graduate high-performance networking course KU EECS 881. This page should be consulted for later versions and additions to the material, particularly in the areas of broadband access networks, host interconnects, system area and storage networks.

Display and Projection Version

Full size, full color with blue background

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals and design principles
  3. Network architecture and topology
  4. Network control and signalling
  5. Network Components
    1. Links
    2. Switches and routers
  6. End systems
  7. End-to-end protocols
  8. Networked applications
  9. Future directions and conclusion

Printable Version

Two per page, white background, very limited colors for suitable for black-and-white printers.

  1. Cover page
  2. Introduction
  3. Fundamentals and design principles
  4. Network architecture and topology
  5. Network control and signalling
  6. Network Components
    1. Links
    2. Switches and routers
  7. End systems
  8. End-to-end protocols
  9. Networked applications
  10. Future directions and conclusion

Copyright and Source files for Instructors

Individual foils ©2001–2006 James P.G. Sterbenz and Joseph D. Touch. Compilation ©2002–2006 James P.G. Sterbenz.

Individual foils may be used in other presentations unmodified, I'd be interested in knowing if you do use them. I'll make source powerpoint source files available on request for non-profit academic classroom use; email me to request. All for-profit use requires permission.

Some examination problems have been developed.


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