Scalable Resource Control in Active Networks

TitleScalable Resource Control in Active Networks
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAnagnostakis K, Hicks MW, Ioannidis S, Keromytis A, Smith J
EditorYasuda H
Book TitleActive NetworksActive Networks
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pagination343 - 357
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-41179-6

The increased complexity of the service model relative to store-and-forward routers has made resource management one of the paramount concerns in active networking research and engineering. In this paper,we address two major challenges in scaling resource management-to-many-node active networks. The first is the use of market mechanisms and trading amongst nodes and programs with varying degrees of competition and cooperation to provide a scalable approach to managing active network resources. The second is the use of a trust-management architecture to ensure that the participants in the resource management marketplace have a policy-driven “rule of law” in which marketplace decisions can be made and relied upon. We have used lottery scheduling and the Keynote trust-management system for our implementation, for which we provide some initial performance indications.