Creating a faster Internet with computer-generated congestion algorithms

Computer-designed algorithms for controlling network congestion yield transmission rates two to three times as high as those designed by humans.
Computer-designed algorithms for controlling network congestion yield transmission rates two to three times as high as those designed by humans.
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At the annual conference of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communication, Professor Hari Balakrishnan and CSAIL graduate student Keith Winstein will present a new computer system called Remy that designs computer algorithms for controlling network congestion.
 
“In the researchers’ simulations, algorithms produced by Remy significantly outperformed algorithms devised by human engineers,” wrote Larry Hardesty for the MIT News Office.