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DTC Seminar Series

Developing Web100 Based Network Configuration and Performance Diagnostic Tools


Richard A. Carlson
Network Research
Argonne National Laboratory

Wednesday, October 23, 2002
1:00 pm

402 Walter Library

Finding and fixing a network performance, or configuration, problem is a difficult and complex task. It requires time, energy, and expertise to track down problems and it is difficult for users to know whom to contact when the source and destination computers are located in different administrative domains. This talk describes a novel new way of performing the basic end-to-end troubleshooting needed to identify that a problem exists and if that problem is in the source computer, the destination computer, or the network infrastructure.


Richard Carlson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has worked for Argonne National Laboratory since 1979 building and managing high performance networks and has over 15 years of experience in troubleshooting end-to-end performance problems in high-speed networks. Richard spent 2 years as a program manager on assignment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Mathematical, Information, and Computational Sciences division. While at DOE he managed the department's basic Network Research programs. Richard is a member of the IEEE.