Routing and Resource Allocation in Application-Aware Networks

Allan Fisher, Carnegie Mellon University

The goal of application-aware networks is to provide a vehicle for the dynamic creation and instantiation of enhanced network services through the composition of simpler services. This is achieved by providing for the dynamic binding of physical resources to applications, and by support for service and application customization within the network "interior." This talk will outline the concept of application-aware networks (as realized in the CMU Darwin project), and the resource allocation and optimization problems they raise.