2012 Distinguished Alumnus
Dr. Larry Peterson
M.S. 1981, Ph.D. 1985, Computer Science
Larry Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, Director of the Princeton-hosted PlanetLab Consortium, and Chief Scientist of Verivue, Inc. He served as Chair of the CS Department from 2003-2009. Peterson is co-author of the best-selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach (5e), and chaired the initial planning efforts that led to NSF's GENI Initiative. His research focuses on the design and implementation of networked systems.
Professor Peterson recently served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, he has been on the Editorial Board for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the IEEE Journal on Select Areas in Communication, and he has served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayahi Computer and Communication Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.
Extending the Cloud to the Network Edge
The advantages of cloud computing are well understood: (1) the availability of elastic resources makes it easy to scale applications as demand increases; (2) an open software ecosystem lowers the barrier-to-entry for building new applications; and (3) the ability to amortize system administration costs reduces the total cost of ownership. Cloud computing typically implies data centers, but network operators -- Telcos, MSOs and Wireless operators -- recognize that the same advantages apply to the access network, albeit with an edge-specific twist. This talk will explore the forces driving cloud technology to the edge, and identify the key enablers that will make it a reality.