Network Service Interface: Concepts and Architecture

Along with the boost in transmission speed, e-Science and Research have been at the forefront of driving the complexity of interactions between the application and the network. For e-Science, the world is truly “flat” especially in the applications of remote shared instrumentation, collaborative research data analysis and real-time, complex simulations. The complexity of interactive scientific and collaborative applications with a global high-speed network footprint, has driven the creation of a new concept - “Network Service Plane” (NSP). Network Service Plane can be broadly defined as a set of abstracted network capabilities presented as provisionable service objects that can interoperate and be incorporated into an application resource provisioning workflow. The existence of this network service plane enables researchers to dynamically create and manage a communication infrastructure to enable their science, rather than be bound to constraints of deployed physical network connectivity or long negotiations of new services from their network service provider.



  • Inder Monga
  • Guy Roberts
  • Tomohiro Kudoh

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Dynamic Network Services

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