12-14 October 2011
Physics Lecture Hall
Europe/Berlin timezone

Reconfigurable hardware applications on NetFPGA for network monitoring in large area sensor networks

13 Oct 2011, 10:00
HE (Physics Lecture Hall)


Physics Lecture Hall

Photodetection and readout Parallel Session 4


Mr Vasileios Koutsoumpos (Nestor Institute for Astroparticle Physics)


A valuable functionality in many distributed, very large volume sensor network applications is the requirement to characterize and analyze the data traffic at wire speed. We discuss the benefits of a reconfigurable hardware router for real-time data processing and monitoring from sensors before the transmission to the network, based on the NetFPGA platform. We report on our study of a hardware implementation to monitor web-based network applications and compare our results with a software based network analyzer. Finally, we highlight the possible cases of reconfigurable hardware routers, to augment the real-time data routing, processing and monitoring tasks for large distributed sensors network such as of a neutrino telescope.

Primary authors

Dr Christoforos Kachris (Networks and Optical Com. Lab, Athens Information Technology, Athens, Greece) Tass Belias (Institute for Astroparticle Physics (GR)) Mr Vasileios Koutsoumpos (Nestor Institute for Astroparticle Physics)

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