Design of a Flexible Open Platform for High Performance Active Networks

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This paper describes an architecture for a high performance active router. The system is designed as an open research platform, with a range of configuration options and possibilities for extension in both the software and hardware dimensions. The system is built around a scalable switch fabric and includes a general-purpose processor subsystem at each port, enabling flexible packet processing and deployment of flow-specific active plugins. Such a research platform is becoming an indispensable tool for effective systems research in networking and distributed systems.

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@inproceedings{Choi1999DesignOA, title={Design of a Flexible Open Platform for High Performance Active Networks}, author={Sumi Choi and Dan Decasper and John D. DeHart and Ralph Keller and John W. Lockwood and Jonathan S. Turner and Tilman Wolf}, year={1999} }