https://www.dagstuhl.de/21243

13. – 16. Juni 2021, Dagstuhl-Seminar 21243

Compute-First Networking

Organisatoren

Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge, GB)
Philip Eardley (BT Applied Research – Ipswich, GB)
Dirk Kutscher (FH Emden, DE)
Eve M. Schooler (Intel – Santa Clara, US)

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Dokumente

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Motivation

Computing and Networking are normally conceived as related but technically and culturally different areas. Distributed computing is typically implemented in overlays, treating the network as a pipe for shifting bits between computers. Networking, on the other hand, is typically oblivious to application and distributed system requirements, which often leads to suboptimal performance, robustness, and limited flexibility.

Computing and Networking are normally conceived as related but technically and culturally different areas. Distributed computing is typically implemented in overlays, treating the network as a pipe for shifting bits between computers. Networking, on the other hand, is typically oblivious to application and distributed system requirements, which often leads to suboptimal performance, robustness, and limited flexibility.

This Dagstuhl Seminar is intended to explore the potential of integrating computing and networking that we call Compute-First-Networking (CFN), because computation intercepts the data before it transits the next hop in the network. One of the CFN promises could be to overcome the performance and data privacy/security limitations of current cloud-based distributed applications. In the CFN vision, “compute” will become integrated into the network and storage fabric: network nodes will provide secure processing and storage for third party application and network functions, using a “Functions as a Service” or “serverless” programming paradigm readily accessible to application developers and third-party service providers.

Potentially, this approach can enable a new level of permissionless innovation where application providers and users can re-purpose and extend the available infrastructure without barriers, by developing and deploying new functions and applications in very short turn-around times. This seminar aims to bring together researchers and engineers from multiple relevant domains, including networking, distributed computing, security, and economics. The goal of the seminar is to begin a dialogue between the communities, to explore the potential as well as potential issues of a synthesis, and to formulate a research agenda that can help to investigate and validate the “Compute-First Networking” idea in follow-up research.

Our plan is that the format of the seminar will allow both in-person and on-line participation. We will take advantage of global participation by having several “time hubs” so that work can roll from one “time hub” to the next during the seminar’s 3 days.

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  Jon Crowcroft, Philip Eardley, Dirk Kutscher, and Eve M. Schooler

Classification

  • Data Structures / Algorithms / Complexity
  • Networks

Keywords

  • Networking
  • Distributed systems
  • In-network computing
  • Edge-computing

Dokumentation

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Publikationen

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