Slide 4 - Proposed Solution

slide 4Not being one to make dire predictions without offering a "solution", I offered this slide.  It represents what many folks (OK, not really MANY, but enough of the folks at SIGCOMM anyway) will recognize as a "time sequence graph" showing TCP's slow start behavior.  I said that, because of my research into transport protocols, I believed that the beautiful theory and practice from TCP could solve our problem for us.  If industry wants one student, then they must ACK that student somehow, which allows that company to hire 2 students the next year.  Once those 2 students are "ACKed", they can hire 4, and etc. in the familiar pattern.  This would allow resources to be clocked in and out of the system in a deterministic way.  Of course, that leaves the question of the form that the ACKs should take, which leads to...

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