IXP Traffic During Major Sports Events


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Presentation given by Serge Radovcic and Bijal Sanghani at EPF7, Malta on 17 September 2012

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IXP Traffic During Major Sports Events

  1. 1. IXP Traffic DuringMajor SportEventsSeptember 2012Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IXSerge Radovcic, RIPE NCC
  2. 2. Outline• FIFA World Cup 2010• European Championship 2012• Olympic Games 2012• Conclusions 2
  3. 3. IXP Traffic and the ClimateStart of the Summer in Amsterdam 2010First warm (dry) day of the summer vs. wet day160+ Gbps difference in peaks 3
  4. 4. FIFA World Cup 2010• Euro-IX looked at IXP traffic statistics during World Cup 2010 in South Africa• Traffic variations• Match-by-match traffic analysis• Stats from IXPs in participating countries• Aggregated stats from 51 IXPs 4
  5. 5. FIFA World Cup 2010• Italy vs. Paraguay• MIX Milan - clear drop in IXP traffic during match 5
  6. 6. FIFA World Cup 2010 8.5Gbps peak• LONAP (London) traffic on a ‘normal’ weekday 29.50 Gbps peak• Wed. afternoon WC 2010 England vs Slovenia Wed. afternoon World Cup 2010 England vs Slovenia 6
  7. 7. Champions League Final (Chelsea vs. Munich) First opportunity to start monitoring traffic before the start of European Championships 7
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  9. 9. Euro Championship 2012• Great Collaboration between Euro-IX & RIPE NCC• Euro-IX asked for IXP volunteers to provide data• 15 Euro-IX Member IXP participated• Observed some interesting patterns during football matches 9
  10. 10. Five Articles during Matches• Preparations before Euro 2012• After first round of group matches• At the end of the group stages• After quarter finals• Final conclusions after Euro 2012 10
  11. 11. Typical Patterns during Match (1)• Double dip during first and second half - GIGAPIX: Portugal vs Netherlands 11
  12. 12. Typical Patterns during Match (2)• AMS-IX: First match NL vs Denmark - Second match: Germany vs Portugal 12
  13. 13. Typical Patterns during Match (3) - Double bump (traffic Increase of around 90%) - Samara-IX (Russia): Spain v Croatia and Ireland v Italy 13
  14. 14. Typical Patterns during Match (4) - INEX (Dublin): Ireland vs Italy - Irelands last match of series - This was record peak traffic at INEX (34 Gbps) 14
  15. 15. Other interesting Patterns• Semi-final Spain-Portugal with penalties - Triple dip at GIGAPIX (Portugal) [Spain won] 15
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  17. 17. Olympic Games 2012• Expected different patterns due to different spread of events during Olympics• More difficult to identify typical pattern• Events took place both during office hours and in the evenings• We could correlate certain patterns in traffic with certain popular sport events during Olympics 17
  18. 18. Olympic Games 2012• We took multiple samples of weekly snapshots of the IXP traffic patterns• On the same day of the week both one and two weeks before the event took place• On the same day of the week both one and two weeks after the event 18
  19. 19. Popular events out of office hours• Opening ceremony in evening (Red line) LONAP 19
  20. 20. Popular events during office hours• Heptathlon, cycling, tennis in the UK (Green line)• LONAP (London) Friday during office hours 20
  21. 21. Popular Event in a Country• Boxing in Ireland - INEX (Dublin) office hours Darren O’Neill 21
  22. 22. Popular Event in a Country• Boxing in Ireland - INEX (office hours) Katie Taylor 22
  23. 23. Other events in 2012• France-IX (Paris) - French Open at Roland Garros - Men’s Sunday Final was rained-out - Forced to play on Monday (35 Gbps increase) 23
  24. 24. Main Conclusions• Great collaboration & participation - by Euro-IX IXPs - by RIPE Labs participants• Major sporting events seem to be having a greater impact on IXP traffic volumes• Discovered typical pattern for football matches• Despite big peaks at times, Internet can cope• Good exercise for other major events - Can we find patterns for certain events? 24
  25. 25. Thanks to the IXPs that took part! 25
  26. 26. Links & References• Euro-IX Website - http:www.euro-ix.net/• All articles on RIPE Labs - https://labs.ripe.net• All the Olympics 2012 IXP graphs: - http://albatross.ripe.net/demo-area/ixp-olympics/ 26
  27. 27. Questions? 27