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Recent Top Publications

R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, F. Cucchietti, "Setting the Course for a Green Internet," Science, AAAS, vol. 342, no. 6164, pp. 1316, Dec. 2013.

R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, A. Carrega, F. Davoli, "Green Networking with Packet Processing Engines: Modeling and Optimization," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 22, no. 1, pp.110-123, Feb. 2014.

R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, A. Carrega, F. Davoli, P. Lago, "A Closed-Form Model for the IEEE 802.3az Network and Power Performance," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 16-27, Jan. 20143

R. Bolla, R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, P. Donadio, L. Fialho, M. Collier, A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, V. Riccobene, T. Szemethy, "A Northbound Interface for Power Management in Next Generation Network Devices," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 149-157.

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Our Projects

 

The INPUT Project   The ARCADIA Project The ECONET Integrated Project  The GreenNet project 

The Research Topics of the TNT Lab. include and are not limited to:

  • Green Networking
  • Software-Defined Networks
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Cloud Networking
  • Programmable Router
  • Service Specific Overlay Networks
  • Distributed Architectures for Network Equipment
  • Network Modeling
  • QoS Network Control
  • Traffic Classification
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Ad-hoc Wireless Networks

 

The main research topic addressed by the TNT Lab is in the field of the “Future Internet” and related technologies. In this respect, the latest specific research efforts undertaken by the TNT Lab regard: Energy-efficiency in ICT, Green Networking, Smart Grid, Distributed Router Architectures, Multi-core Linux SW Routers, Monitoring, Traffic and Network Models, Planning and Control Mechanisms, Network processors and custom smart boards; Continuous and cross-ambient communications, Ad hoc Networks, Vehicular Traffic Estimation through Mobile Networks, Mobility Management.

The TNT Lab is the center of a number of research initiatives and projects funded by national and international industries and industrial fora (GeSI), standardization bodies (ITU-T), the European Commission, and the Italian government. The TNT Lab research heads are principal investigators in many of these research projects (among the most recent ones we can cite the EU FP7 ECONET Integrated Project, of which Prof. R. Bolla is the coordinator and principal investigator, the national “PRIN” project EFFICIENT, coordinated by Prof. F. Davoli, and the GreenNet “FIRB-young researchers” project, coordinated by Dr. R. Bruschi).

 

The general research approach aims at covering the complete cycle of the research and innovation process: the staff activities starts from measurement campaigns on real network infrastructures of device prototypes, go through the design of theoretical models and optimization mechanisms, and arrive to the realization of in-house prototypes. To this purpose, the laboratory is equipped with professional instrumentation (among others, 3 router testers, 10 SW routers, Netlogic and Intel network processor evaluation boards, remote watt-meters, high precision multimeters and DAQs, OpenFlow switches, etc.).

More detailed information on the addressed research topics, the financied projects and collaboratios, and the laboratory instrumentation can be found in the following links:

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