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Meet CAIDA – The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis

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Pretty much all of us use the Internet not thinking about what happens underneath.  Everyone should at least recognize, and even appreciate, what it takes to run all this.

Check out CAIDA

The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) is a collaborative undertaking among organizations in the commercial, government, and research sectors aimed at promoting greater cooperation in the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure

Mission statement

CAIDA investigates practical and theoretical aspects of the Internet in order to:

  • provide insight into the macroscopic function of Internet infrastructure, behavior, usage, and evolution,
  • foster a collaborative environment in which data can be acquired, analyzed, and (as appropriate) shared,
  • improve the integrity of the field of Internet science,
  • inform science, technology, and communications public policies.

The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis
http://www.caida.org

Ten Things the FCC Should Know about the Internet
http://www.caida.org/publications/presentations/2009/top_ten_fcc

Read the annual report to learn what these folks do
http://www.caida.org/home/about/annualreports/2008

Some great visualizations of Internet activity
http://www.caida.org/publications/visualizations

top problems of the Internet and what can be done to help
http://www.caida.org/publications/presentations/2005/topproblemsnet

If you are really into it – some great research and publications
http://www.caida.org/publications/presentations/bydate

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Written by frrl

December 14, 2009 at 1:10 am

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