Wednesday, 24th November 2010, 11:00 am (PDCC Meeting Room)
Speaker: Santosh Kulkarni (Scalify/NICTA)
Title: Badumna Network Suite: A decentralised network platform for collaborative applications
Large-scale collaborative applications such as massively multi-player online games involve a large and rapidly changing set of users. The server-based architecture of these applications makes it hard for them to support the dynamic user base and provide a scalable solution. In this talk, I will present Badumna, a scalable network engine for large-scale collaborative applications. The approach is based on a decentralised architecture using a structured peer-to-peer network. In order to ensure a highly scalable and efficient design, Badumna uses techniques that include neighbour introductions and the formation of dynamic bounded regions to reduce the load on the peer-to-peer network. Results from simulations and live trials indicate that Badumna is able to scale to a large number of users without placing any additional overheads on the network that degrade performance.
Dr. Santosh Kulkarni is founder and Chief Technology Officer at Scalify, a company that specialises in large-scale collaborative applications. He also holds a research position at Australia's ICT centre of excellence, NICTA, where he heads the peer-to-peer research program. Prior to that, Dr. Kulkarni led projects in the areas of distributed video streaming and multimedia communications at Telstra, Australia's premier telecommunications company. Dr. Kulkarni holds patents in the areas of content delivery networks, video-on-demand and decentralised online gaming platforms.