Logistical Networking

Sharing More than the Wires
Conference paper
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 583)


Logistical Networking is the global scheduling and optimization of data movement, storage and computation based on a model that takes into account all the network’s underlying physical resources. In this paper we contrast Logistical and Active Network as approaches to flexible implementation of advanced network protocols. We describe the Internet Backplane Protocol, a simple mechanism we have devised for experimentation with Logistical Networking, and describe some applications which can take particular advantage of way that Logistical Networking exposes resources directly as network services.

Key words

logistical networking active networking storage caching electronic mail 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Innovative Computing Laboratory, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TennesseeUSA

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