Yesterday (Nov 29), I had the pleasure to present at the ACM Workshop on hot topics in networking (HotNets) how analog components, in particular memristors, can improve energie efficiency and expressiveness of current packet processing architectures. We propose a new programming abstraction named PCAM which accounts in contrast to TCAM memory for the analog nature memristive components. The work has been conducted in the context of the CogniGron research center. More details, on the paper “The Future is Analog: Energy-Efficient Cognitive Network Functions over Memristor-Based Analog Computations” you can find in the ACM digital library. Special congratulations to Saad Saleh for doing a great job in developing and evaluating PCAM! Finally, thanks to the HotNets organizers for a great event with many exciting propositions for future networking research.
After being officially welcomed at TU Ilmenau, Boris Koldehofe gave his inaugural lecture at TU Ilmenau on Nov 1st 2023. In his talk named “Accelerating the performance of data driven applications with in-network computing” he discussed how advances in programmable networks can aid to accelerate data-intensive applications in form of in-network computing. Besides discussing technical solutions and research challenges he highlighted also recent research towards energy-efficient in-network computing architectures.
- Bochra Boughzala, Christoph Gärtner, and Boris Koldehofe. Window-based Parallel Operator Execution with In-Network Computing. Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Distributed and Event-based Systems (DEBS ’22), pp. 91–96, ACM press.
- Ralf Kundel and Fridolin Siegmund and Rhaban Hark and Amr Rizk and Boris Koldehofe. Network Testing Utilizing Programmable Networking Hardware. IEEE Communications Magazine, 7 pages, IEEE 2022.
- Bowmik, Tariq, Koldehofe, Kohler, Dürr, Rothermel. High Performance Publish/Subscribe Middleware in Software-defined Networks. IEEE Transactions on Networking (ToN), 2016.