Grant: $750,000 - National Science Foundation - Aug. 1, 2009
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Award Description: This research proposes a new network architecture, SCAFFOLD, that directly supports the need of wide-area services. SCAFFOLD treats service-level objects (rather than hosts) as first-class citizens and explores a tighter coupling between object-based naming and routing. A clean-slate, scalable version of the federated SCAFFOLD architecture is being designed and prototyped. System components include programmable routers/switches, resolution services for object-based lookup and forwarding, and integrated end-hosts. The center of people's 'digital lives' today are online services -- not the networks or computers on which they run. The research ultimately explores what abstractions and mechanisms that will make the future network a powerful, flexible hosting platform for wide-area services (the so-called ``cloud''). In doing so, SCAFFOLD would lower the barrier to deploying networked services that are scalable, reliable, secure, energy-efficient, and easy to manage. The project includes a summer-camp outreach activity with schools serving under-represented groups to build services on top of SCAFFOLD, new special course development, and technology transfer with industry.
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Project Status: Not Started
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