Accession Number:

ADA513719

Title:

Modeling CPU Demand in Heterogeneous Active Networks

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

2002-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Active-network technology envisions deploying execution environments in network elements so that application-specific processing can be applied to network traffic. To provide safety and efficiency, individual nodes must include mechanisms to manage resource use. This implies nodes must understand resource demands associated with specific traffic. Well-accepted metrics exist for expressing bandwidth bits per second and memory bytes in units independent of particular nodes. Unfortunately, no well-accepted, platform-independent metric exists to express processing demands. This paper describes and evaluates an approach to model processing demand for active packets in a form interpretable among heterogeneous nodes in an active network. The paper applies the model in two applications 1 controlling CPU use and 2 predicting CPU demand. The model yields improved performance when compared against the approach currently used in many execution environments. The paper also discusses the limits of the proposed model, and outlines future research that might lead to improved outcomes.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE