Whetten, Brian

Talarian Corporation
333 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022
Email: whetten@talarian.com

Brian Whetten is the Chief Scientist for Talarian Corporation. Previously, he was the principal founder and CTO of GlobalCast Communications. He is one of the foremost experts on reliable multicast protocols and communication, and a leading author in the IETF Reliable Multicast Transport working group.

Dr. Whetten is responsible for designing and implementing the first version of the Reliable Multicast Protocol (RMP), designing the RMTP-II protocol, and architecting GlobalCast's extensive product line. He has written several articles for industry publications, and is a frequent speaker and conference and seminars worldwide.

He holds Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


[RFC 2887] The Reliable Multicast Design Space for Bulk Data Transfer.

[RFC 3048] Reliable Multicast Transport Building Blocks for One-to-Many Bulk-Data Transfer.