Assuring Low Latency for Specific Applications on Passive Optical Networks

Trinity College Dublin - CONNECT/The Centre for Future Networks and Communication

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) targets to run high-performance middleboxes in a flexible software environment on commodity hardware. By using in-networking processors on this hardware to co-execute parts of applications, it is possible to offload packet processing tasks, saving CPU at end-hosts servers and achieve lower latency for service requests.

This project researches how programmable network hardware can acquire better control of bandwidth allocation on XGS-PON networks using NFV approach and in-network programmable devices, offloading certain stages of packet processing, aiming low latency applications.

Professor Marco Ruffini