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Future internets escape the simulator

Berman, Mark, Demeester, Piet, Lee, Jae Woo, Nagaraja, Kiran, Zink, Michael, Colle, Didier, Krishnappa, Dilip Kumar, Raychaudhuri, Dipankar, Schulzrinne, Henning, Seskar, Ivan and Sharma, Sachin (2015) Future internets escape the simulator. Communications of the ACM, 58 (6). pp. 78-89. ISSN 1557-7317

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Standardization of basic underlying protocols such as the Internet Protocol (IP) has enabled rapid growth and widespread adoption of the global Internet. However, standardization carries the attendant risks of reducing variability and slowing the pace of progress. Validation and deployment of potential innovations by researchers in networking, distributed computing, and cloud computing are often hampered by Internet ossification, the inertia associated with the accumulated mass of hardware, software, and protocols that constitute the global, public Internet. Researchers simply cannot develop, test, and deploy certain classes of important innovations into the Internet. In the best case, the experimental components and traffic would be ignored; in the worst case, they could disrupt the correct behavior of the Internet. Cloud computing researchers confront a similar dilemma. In order to maintain uniformity and efficiency in their data centers, commercial cloud providers generally do not provide “under the hood” controls that permit modification to the underlying network topology or protocols that comprise the cloud environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Cloud computing
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 14:32
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 14:32

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