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Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Network Protocols (Cat. No.98TB100256) (1998)
Austin, Texas
Oct. 13, 1998 to Oct. 16, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-8988-9
pp: 0177
The Internet is rapidly changing from a set of wires and switches that carry packets into a sophisticated infrastructure that delivers a set of complex value-added services to end users. Services can range from bit transport all the way up to distributed value-added services like video teleconferencing, data mining, and distributed interactive simulations. Before such services can be supported in a general and dynamic manner, we have to develop appropriate resource management mechanisms. These resource management mechanisms must make it possible to identify and allocate resources that meet service or application requirements, support both isolation and controlled dynamic sharing of resources across organizations sharing physical resources, and be customizable so services and applications can tailor resource usage to optimize their performance.The Darwin project is developing a set of customizable resource management mechanisms that support value-added services. In this paper we present these mechanisms, describe their implementation in a prototype system, and describe the results of a series of proof-of-concept experiments.

H. Zhang et al., "Darwin: Customizable Resource Management for Value-Added Network Services," Proceedings Sixth International Conference on Network Protocols (Cat. No.98TB100256)(ICNP), Austin, Texas, 1998, pp. 0177.
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