Category Archives: Research

On Network Management and Virtualisation

Traditionally, network management has been developed around three main tasks: node management, node control (or configuration) and node monitoring. In a conceptual plane, this approach is still valid, but is clearly limited in scope: the bounded network domain (or simply … Continue reading

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Research projects in OFELIA

OFELIA facility has been open to the research community for free for some months already. First projects performed on it were mainly related with testing of the same facility, intra-federation of the individual islands, presentation to the FP7 FIBRE project’s … Continue reading

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How can a look back get us closer to the future

In his paper “Timer-Based Mechanisms in Reliable Transport Protocol Connection Management,” published in 1981, Richard Watson provides a fundamental theory for achieving reliable transport connection management. But what is connection management about? Transport protocols designed for reliable transmission provide one … Continue reading

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Bounding the router table size in an ISP network using RINA

Few days ago we were pleased to learn that another paper on the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) was accepted. The paper titled “Bounding the router table size in an ISP network using RINA” and co-authored by J. Day, E. Grasa, … Continue reading

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How RINA handles heterogeneous networks

Last June I had the pleasure to present a RINA paper at the 9th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet communications (WWIC 2011), held in Vilanova i la Geltrú and organized by the Avdanced Network Architecture Labs of the UPC. The … Continue reading

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Labdoo project and design of optimal routes to distribute laptops

Labdoo is a NGO with the objective to delete the digital divide and decrease the e-waste. In the world, millions of computers are replaced every year, most of these computers still work fine but are changed for devices due to … Continue reading

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A new challenge for SMEs : RAISME project

New and small companies make-up the lifeblood of economies, particularly in times of recession and crisis. How then can we empower SMEs, often with very specialized skills, to collaborate quickly and effectively with other similar organizations to build software tools … Continue reading

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Developing distributed applications using RINA

The sockets API [1] provides the basic building block for developing today’s distributed applications. Sockets have a number of shortcomings, mainly due to the characteristics of the networks that provide the transport services offered through the sockets API: Applications using … Continue reading

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Ready to go IPv6? Think again!

The last years there has been a lot of discussion around IPv6 and the migration to it from IPv4. Since 1994, when IETF gave a clear direction for IPv6, we have been pushed to upgrade to the next generation Internet … Continue reading

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The end of the FEDERICA project

Three years ago, started with FEDERICA a new challenge in the “Research Infrastructures” area under the EC’s 7th Framework Program: Creating a European wide ‘technology agnostic’ infrastructure in order to allow the research community to perform disruptive experiments on new … Continue reading

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