Date Added: Jun 2011
The past decade has witnessed tremendous growth in networking protocols, technologies, and provisioning. Networks now include media, such as wired, wireless, ad hoc, WiFi, WiMax, and satellite. In essence, the entire planet is engulfed in information overflow because of networked computing devices, such as supercomputer centers, data repositories, and data centers. The aforementioned advancements are plausible and must be appreciated. However, researchers have not actively explored novel computer network architectures and communication protocols that reduce carbon footprint.