External Impact of Work at CAIA

We are always humbled and excited to hear from people and companies that are making use of the work we do here at CAIA. Having obtained the permission of the people and companies named below, we would like to share some of the kind words of acknowledgment and appreciation we have received over the years.

“As a company focused on delivering our customers with cutting edge technology based on real-world research and development, FastSoft prides itself on keeping a finger on the pulse. FastSoft's range of FreeBSD-based TCP acceleration products make use of CAIA's modular congestion control work to reduce our time to market. Other tools released by the NewTCP project like SIFTR and DPD could also help us with our development and quality assurance testing. We would like to thank CAIA for their work and choice of BSD license, which simplifies the tech transfer to companies like FastSoft.”

Cheng Jin, CTO, FastSoft Inc.
October, 2009

“Professor Armitage has a passion for encouraging students and recent graduates to undertake practical research projects intended to have a positive impact on the Internet's stable operation. I've been impressed by their small projects (such as the 'Greynets' network monitoring toolkit that inspired RFC 6018), their outside-the-box research (such as L3DGEWorld for visualising 'greynet' and other network activity), and their development and testing of enhancements to FreeBSD's network stack (such as a new modular congestion control framework, implementations of HTCP, CUBIC and VEGAS, and detailed per-packet tracking of TCP sessions state from their newtcp project). In addition, CAIA's recent work on new approaches to delay-based TCP is having a positive influence on some of our internal product development efforts.”

Fred Baker, Cisco Fellow, Cisco Systems
November 2010

“The FreeBSD Foundation has been very pleased to sponsor research by Professor Armitage, Mr Stewart, Dr Hayes and others at CAIA, which has been critical to improving functionality and performance of the FreeBSD TCP stack. CAIA is one of very few organisations with a truly hands-on approach to TCP congestion research, ranging from advanced analysis tools such as SIFTR, to practical implementations and evaluations of a variety of existing and novel congestion control techniques -- making them an ideal match for high-impact open source technology transition. The results of their research now appear in countless FreeBSD-derived products that may be found in Internet service provider environments and widely used routers and storage appliances. We look forward to continuing our research and development partnership with CAIA in the future.”

Dr Robert N.M. Watson, Vice President, FreeBSD Foundation
January 2012

“As the world's premier streaming content delivery company, Netflix relies heavily on knowing how our FreeBSD-based Open Connect content delivery systems are performing. CAIA has made some crucial contributions to the FreeBSD network stack in recent years, including SIFTR (FreeBSD's in-kernel tool for logging detailed TCP state information) and mod_cc (FreeBSD's modular TCP congestion control subsystem). SIFTR provides Netflix with otherwise-unobtainable, precise insights into the dynamic behaviour of our customer-facing TCP connections, while mod_cc is enabling us to easily explore new TCP congestion control algorithms for improved content delivery. We have been happy to fund a full PhD scholarship at CAIA, and look forward to continuing a productive R&D relationship with Professor Armitage's team.”

David Fullagar, Director of Content Delivery Architecture, Netflix Inc.
November 2015

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