Architectures for device aware network
Chung, Wai Kong.
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In today's heterogeneous computing environment, a wide variety of computing devices with varying capabilities need to access information in the network. Existing network is not able to differentiate the different device capabilities, and indiscriminatingly send information to the end-devices, without regard to the ability of the end-devices to use the information. The goal of a device-aware network is to match the capability of the end-devices to the information delivered, thereby optimizing the network resource usage. In the battlefield, all resources - including time, network bandwidth and battery capacity - are very limited. A device-aware network avoids the waste that happens in current, device-ignorant networks. By eliminating unusable traffic, a device-aware network reduces the time the end-devices spend receiving extraneous information, and thus saves time and conserves battery-life. In this thesis, we evaluated two potential DAN architectures, Proxy-based and Router-based approaches, based on the key requirements we identified. To demonstrate the viability of DAN, we built a prototype using a hybrid of the two architectures. The key elements of our prototype include a DAN browser, a DAN Lookup Server and DAN Processing Unit (DPU). We have demonstrated how our architecture can enhance the overall network utility by ensuring that only appropriate content is delivered to the end-devices.
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