COMPASS Talk (Seminar + industry panel on "QUIC – Will it Replace TCP/IP?" by Lars Eggert (NetApp), et al.

03.02.2020 10:00
03.02.2020 11:00


A special feature for this talk is an industry panel following it, including guests from top companies in the Web sector — Mozilla, Cloudflare, and Fastly (details below).


Monday, 3 February 2020, 10:00-11:00 (The panel will finish at the lates at 11:30) in CAB G 51

Speaker: Lars Eggert, NetAppZurich

Title: QUIC – Will it Replace TCP/IP?




• Martin Thomson (Mozilla)

• Lucas Pardue (Cloudflare)

• Jana Iyengar (Fastly)

• Lars Eggert (NetApp)



QUIC is a new UDP-based transport protocol for the Internet, and specifically, the web. Originally designed and deployed by Google, it already makes up 35% of Google's egress traffic, which corresponds to about 7% of all Internet traffic. The strong interest by many other large Internet players in the ongoing IETF standardization of QUIC is likely to lead to an even greater deployment in the near future.

This talk will highlight:

  • Unique design aspects of QUIC
  • Differences to the conventional HTTP/TLS/TCP web stack
  • Early performance numbers
  • Potential side effects of a broader deployment of QUIC



Lars Eggert is Technical Director for Networking in NetApp's Office of the CTO based near Helsinki, Finland. He is an experienced technologist with deep expertise in network architectures, systems and protocol design, ranging from the Internet to datacenter to IoT/edge environments.

Lars has been leading networking standardization as part of the IETF steering group and architecture board for two decades and has chaired its research arm, the IRTF. He currently chairs the QUIC working group that is delivering a major new Internet protocol, and he serves on the program and organization committees of academic conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM, as well as numerous other boards.

Lars received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003. Before joining NetApp in 2011, he was a Principal Scientist at Nokia and served on the corporation’s CTO and CEO Technology Councils of senior technology experts. In parallel, from 2009-2014, Lars was an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, Finland’s top technical university. From 2003-2006, he was a senior researcher at NEC Labs.