EABF: Energy Efficient Self-Adaptive Bloom Filter for Network Packet Processing

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Executive Summary

Future Internet requires re-thinking of network infrastructure towards the balance between computing capacities and energy sustainable techniques. As one of computing intensive components, Bloom filters are widely used for network packet processing. In this paper, an energy efficient self-adaptive Bloom filter, EABF, is devoted to a balance of power and performance especially for high performance networks. The basic idea is to give the Bloom Filter the capability to adjust the number of active hash functions according to the current workload automatically. This adaption depends on its control policies. Three policies are presented and compared.

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