Radia Perlman

Inventor, Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Danielle Newnham


Radia Perlman is a distinguished inventor, network engineer, software designer, IEEE Fellow, and respected author. Radia has made countless contributions to the Internet, including creating the algorithm behind STP (Spanning Tree Protocol). Her innovations enable today’s link-state routing protocols to be robust, scalable, and easy to manage. Radia improved the spanning tree–based Ethernet by designing TRILL Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) (TRansparent Interconnection of Lots of Links), which allows the Ethernet to make optimal use of bandwidth.


Digital Equipment Corporation Span Tree Algorithm Network Engineer Irrelevant Detail Dine Philosopher 

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  • Danielle Newnham
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  1. 1.LondonUK

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