PEER 1 designs Map of the Internet

by Rob Lewis

Hosting provider PEER 1 set out on a mission to design a visually compelling Map of the Internet and it looks pretty cool.

The company used Internet topology data available from the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) to depict an infographic of 19,869 autonomous system nodes joined by 44,344 connections. Each autonomous system is a network operated by a single organization, and has routing connections to some number of neighboring autonomous systems.

The sizing and layout of the autonomous systems are based on their eigenvector centrality, which is a measure of how central to the network each autonomous system is: an autonomous system is central if it is connected to other autonomous systems that are central. This is apparently the same graph-theoretical concept that forms the basis of Google’s PageRank algorithm.

You can read more about the Map of the Internet as well as download images of the infographic here.

If you're attending South By Southwest (SXSW) later this month, PEER 1 is giving away free limited edition 24"x36" poster prints at their booth.

PEER 1 Hosting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is one of the world's leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, the company has been serving commercial customer needs since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two... more

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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