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CHAPTER 1 Introducing Network Algorithmi... > 1.1 THE PROBLEM: NETWORK BOTTLENECKS - Pg. 3

CHAPTER 1 Introducing Network Algorithmics What really makes it an invention is that someone decides not to change the solution to a known problem, but to change the question. --Dean Kamen Just as the objective of chess is to checkmate the opponent and the objective of tennis is to win matches, the objective of the network algorithmics game is to battle networking implementation bottlenecks. Beyond specific techniques, this book distills a fundamental way of crafting solutions to internet bottlenecks that we call network algorithmics. This provides the reader tools to design different implementations for specific contexts and to deal with new bottlenecks that will undoubtedly arise in the changing world of networks. So what is network algorithmics? Network algorithmics goes beyond the design of effi- cient algorithms for networking tasks, though this has an important place. In particular, network algorithmics recognizes the primary importance of taking an interdisciplinary systems