Big Data

Geography-Based Analysis of the Internet Infrastructure

Date Added: Mar 2011
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In this paper, the authors study some geographic aspects of the Internet. They base their analysis on a large set of geolocated IP hop-level session data (including about 300; 000 backbone routers, 130 million end hosts, and one billion sessions) that they synthesized from a variety of different input sources such as US census data, computer usage statistics, Internet market share data, IP geolocation data sets, CAIDA's Skitter data set for backbone connectivity, and BGP routing tables. They use this model to perform a nationwide and statewide geographic analysis of the Internet.