Whitepapers & Technical Publications

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System73 IEEE publication: Did the Super Bowl Kill the Internet?

A Centrally Controlled tree based Peer to Peer overlay network. This technical whitepaper explains the specifics of System73’s PolyNet™ technology. Learn the details of PolyNet’s tree-based network topology and how it utilizes AI to forecast network congestion and develop an optimized overlay network to eliminate congestion and minimize bandwidth utilization.

System73 IEEE publication: Did the Super Bowl Kill the Internet?

A Centrally Controlled tree based Peer to Peer overlay network. This technical whitepaper explains the specifics of System73’s PolyNet™ technology. Learn the details of PolyNet’s tree-based network topology and how it utilizes AI to forecast network congestion and develop an optimized overlay network to eliminate congestion and minimize bandwidth utilization.

Both papers, present System73’s analysis of border gateway protocol (BGP) updates registered during Super Bowl 2016 in order to understand how a large streaming event affects the Internet at the router level. Our findings showed that there was more than sufficient CDN capacity throughout the entire event; however, viewer QoE was negatively impacted by large numbers of router dampening and flapping events. Ultimately, our study suggests that the Internet is not prepared to accommodate streaming traffic at scale and that physical solutions of adding more and more CDN and router capacity will not solve the problem.

Both papers, present System73’s analysis of border gateway protocol (BGP) updates registered during Super Bowl 2016 in order to understand how a large streaming event affects the Internet at the router level. Our findings showed that there was more than sufficient CDN capacity throughout the entire event; however, viewer QoE was negatively impacted by large numbers of router dampening and flapping events. Ultimately, our study suggests that the Internet is not prepared to accommodate streaming traffic at scale and that physical solutions of adding more and more CDN and router capacity will not solve the problem.