Creating a Layer 6 Load Balancer

Quantcast Computer Science, 2022–23

Liaison(s): Scott McCoy, Theo Bayard de Volo PZ ’22
Advisor(s): Mark Kampe
Students(s): Anshul Kamath (PM), Jacinda Chen, Evan Coulson, Jean Pierre Nizeyumukiza, Max Szostak

Quantcast uses load balancers to distribute the load among its clusters of real-time bidding services, a system that receives millions of requests per second during normal operations. Due to the volume of this workload, they have experienced bottlenecks when using traditional load-balancing solutions. They have asked our Clinic team to develop a novel solution for distributing this load, optimized for their particular case.