Alessandro Bassi

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In this article, we present the current status of the Internet of Things, and discuss how the current situation of many “Intranets” of Things should evolve into a much more integrated and heterogeneous system. We also summarize what in our opinion are the main wirelessand mobility-related technical challenges that lie ahead, and outline some initial ideas(More)
In this work we present the Internet Backplane Protocol (IBP), a middleware created to allow the sharing of storage resources, implemented as part of the network fabric. IBP allows an application to control intermediate data staging operations explicitly. As IBP follows a very simple philosophy, very similar to the Internet Protocol, and the resulting(More)
To ensure a robust and scalable network, early designers of the Internet chose a stateless model: Routers transfer data statelessly, and routing algorithms, which require only that the routers behave correctly, determine the path of data from sender to receiver. Although the data is stored transiently in the routers’ buffers, this storage is by design never(More)
While active networks provide new solutions for the deployment of dynamic services in the network, exposing network processing resources, logistical networking focuses on exposing storage resources inside networks, optimizing the global scheduling of data transport, data storage and computation. In this paper, we show how active and logistical environments(More)
The Logistical Computing and Internetworking (LoCI) project is a reflection of the way that the next generation internetworking fundamentally changes our definition of high performance wide area computing. A key to achieving this aim is the development of middleware that can provide reliable, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective delivery of data with(More)
The Logistical Computing and Internetworking (LoCI) project is a reflection of the way that the next generation internetworking fundamentally changes our definition of high performance wide area computing. A key to achieving this aim is the development of middleware that can provide reliable, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective delivery of data with(More)
Logistical Networking 1 can be defined as the global optimisation and scheduling of data storage, data movement, and computation. It is a technology for shared network storage that allows an easy scaling in terms of the size of the user community, the aggregate quantity of storage that can be allocated, and the distribution breadth of service nodes across(More)