Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Radia Perlman Talk on TRILL and Spanning Tree

Radia Perlman
I found this YouTube Google Tech Talks presentation by Radia Perlman. She is often referred to as the "Mother of the Internet". She invented the spanning tree algorithm. She also invented concepts that made "link state routing" stable, scalable, and easy to manage. The protocol was adopted and renamed IS-IS. She is credited as creating the original concept of TRILL.

Her presentation is titled "Routing Without Tears; Bridging Without Danger". She discusses the creation of spanning tree, link state routing protocols and finally TRILL or Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links. Those of of working with network infrastructure and Cloud Computing can really appreciate everything she has done.