Date Added: Aug 2010
The Ambient Network project aims at designing a future networking environment where today's networks (cellular, wireless, fixed) are seamlessly integrated offering a richer and smarter networking experience to applications and users. An efficient resource management method to deal with different characteristics of the heterogeneous technologies is the need of the hour. IXP 2800 network processor is the high end device designed for 10 gigabit data rates with typical usage in high speed packet forwarding systems and ambient networks. This project aims at using network processors for solving resource management issues in ambient networks. The problem of fair allocation among contending traffic flows on a link has been extensively researched.