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Flow processing and the rise of commodity network hardware

Greenhalgh, Adam and Huici, Felipe and Hoerdt, Mickael and Papadimitriou, Panagiotis and Handley, Mark and Mathy, Laurent (2009) Flow processing and the rise of commodity network hardware. Computer Communication Review, 39 (2). pp. 20-26. ISSN 0146-4833

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Abstract

The Internet has seen a proliferation of specialized middlebox devices that carry out crucial network functionality such as load balancing, packet inspection and intrusion detection. Recent advances in CPU power, memory, buses and network connectivity have turned commodity PC hardware into a powerful network platform. Furthermore, commodity switch technologies have recently emerged offering the possibility to control the switching of flows in a fine-grained manner. Exploiting these new technologies, we present a new class of network architectures which enables flow processing and forwarding at unprecedented flexibility and low cost.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Computer Communication Review
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
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ID Code: 57210
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2012 11:21
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 15:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57210

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