Mr. Bob Brown of Network World recently took a look at some the “coolest” network and computing projects currently happening at universities across the company. Here is a look at a few from his report:
- Project Serval – coming out of Princeton University researchers hope to create an Internet that is more flexible for data center operators and more useful to mobile users. Princeton’s open source Servel system is a service access layer that sits between the IP Network Layer and Transport Layer where it can work with unmodified network devices
- Researchers at Germany’s Technical University in Darmstadt have described a way for home Wi-Fi routers to form backup mesh networks for use by police, firefighters and other emergency personnel in the case of a disaster where cell and other phone services are inoperable.
- University of Tulsa engineers want to slow down the network (only a few milliseconds) to allow network administrators to detect more malware threats and trigger an algorithm that signals at hyperspeed to set up defenses.
- University of Arkansas researchers are focused on developing very low-power wireless systems that can grab data from remote sensors regardless of distortion along the network path, a “distortion-tolerant system.”