The Nebula Future Internet Architecture

In THE FUTURE INTERNET – FUTURE INTERNET ASSEMBLY 2013: VALIDATED RESULTS AND NEW HORIZONS 16 (Alex Galls & Anastasius Gavras eds., Springer 2013).

U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-02

12 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019

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Tom Anderson

University of Washington - Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Ken Birman

Cornell University - Department of Computer Science

Robert Broberg

Cisco Systems

Matthew Caesar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Computer Science

Douglas Comer

Purdue University - Computer Science Department

Chase Cotton

University of Delaware - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Michael J. Freedman

Princeton University - Department of Computer Science

Andreas Haeberlen

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science

Zachary Ives

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science

Arvind Krishnamurthy

University of Washington - Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

William Lehr

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Boon Thau Loo

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science

David Mazieres

Stanford University - Computer Science Department

Antonio R. Nicolosi

Stevens Institute of Technology - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Jonathan Smith

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science

Ion Stoica

University of California, Berkeley - Computer Science Division

Robbert van Renesse

Cornell University - Department of Computer Science

Michael Walfish

New York University (NYU) - Computer Science Department

Hakim Weatherspoon

Cornell University

Christopher S. Yoo

University of Pennsylvania Law School; University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication; University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

NEBULA is a proposal for a Future Internet Architecture. It is based on the assumptions that: (1) cloud computing will comprise an increasing fraction of the application workload offered to an Internet, and (2) that access to cloud computing resources will demand new architectural features from a network. Features that we have identified include dependability, security, flexibility and extensibility, the entirety of which constitute resilience. NEBULA provides resilient networking services using ultrareliable routers, an extensible control plane and use of multiple paths upon which arbitrary policies may be enforced. We report on a prototype system, Zodiac, that incorporates these latter two features.

Keywords: Computer science, cloud computing, communications, architectural features, reliable routing system & data center interconnect, NCore, data plane enabling policy enforcement, new control plane architecture, NEBULA virtual & extensible networking techniques, economic & policy implications

JEL Classification: K24, L86

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Tom and Birman, Ken and Broberg, Robert and Caesar, Matthew and Comer, Douglas and Cotton, Chase and Freedman, Michael J. and Haeberlen, Andreas and Ives, Zachary and Krishnamurthy, Arvind and Lehr, William and Loo, Boon Thau and Mazieres, David and Nicolosi, Antonio R. and Smith, Jonathan and Stoica, Ion and van Renesse, Robbert and Walfish, Michael and Weatherspoon, Hakim and Yoo, Christopher S., The Nebula Future Internet Architecture (2013). In THE FUTURE INTERNET – FUTURE INTERNET ASSEMBLY 2013: VALIDATED RESULTS AND NEW HORIZONS 16 (Alex Galls & Anastasius Gavras eds., Springer 2013).; U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 19-02. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3309320

Tom Anderson

University of Washington - Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering ( email )

United States

Ken Birman

Cornell University - Department of Computer Science ( email )

4130 Upson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Robert Broberg

Cisco Systems ( email )

San Jose, CA 95134
United States

Matthew Caesar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Computer Science ( email )

Urbana, IL
United States

Douglas Comer

Purdue University - Computer Science Department ( email )

610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States

Chase Cotton

University of Delaware - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering ( email )

Newark, DE
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.ece.udel.edu/research/by-faculty.Chase.Cotton.html

Michael J. Freedman

Princeton University - Department of Computer Science ( email )

35 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States

Andreas Haeberlen

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science ( email )

3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Zachary Ives

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science ( email )

3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Arvind Krishnamurthy

University of Washington - Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering ( email )

United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.cs.washington.edu/people/faculty/arvind

William Lehr

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) ( email )

Stata Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Boon Thau Loo

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science ( email )

3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~boonloo/

David Mazieres

Stanford University - Computer Science Department

353 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
United States

Antonio R. Nicolosi

Stevens Institute of Technology - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department ( email )

Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken
New Jersey 07030
United States

Jonathan Smith

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Computer and Information Science ( email )

3330 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.cis.upenn.edu/~jms/

Ion Stoica

University of California, Berkeley - Computer Science Division ( email )

Berkeley, CA 94720-1712
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~istoica/

Robbert Van Renesse

Cornell University - Department of Computer Science ( email )

4130 Upson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/rvr/

Michael Walfish

New York University (NYU) - Computer Science Department ( email )

United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://cs.nyu.edu/~mwalfish/

Hakim Weatherspoon

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~hweather/

Christopher S. Yoo (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Law School ( email )

3501 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204
United States
(215) 746-8772 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.upenn.edu/faculty/csyoo/

University of Pennsylvania - Annenberg School for Communication ( email )

3620 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220
United States
(215) 746-8772 (Phone)

University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science ( email )

3330 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6309
United States
(215) 746-8772 (Phone)

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