A number of existing as well as emerging network applications require the delivery of packets from one or more senders to a group of receivers. These applications include interactive gaming, streaming continuous media and shared bulk data transfer (e.g EUMETSat data sets shared among many distributed participants). For each of these applications, an extremely useful routing technology is multicast: the sending of a packet from one sender to multiple receivers with a single transmit operation.
Some of the obvious advantages of multicast routing are the efficient utilisation of processing power and bandwidth as the source generates a single packet which is then replicated inside the multicast core towards the receivers. Receivers in multicast do not receive unwanted packets as is the case with broadcast traffic.
Join us on Wednesday 4 August, 2021 for a talk "Multicast Routing Applications for Research and Education Networks"