December 18, 2017
Networks, Systems and Services, Distributed Computing: Part V
Antonia Machlouzarides-Shalit (ATHENA)
A Brief Introduction to Neuroanatomy
In the human brain, structure and function are closely linked. In this talk, I will cover basic human neuroanatomy and function, both on the surface and within it. What we know of neuroanatomy comes mainly from expert doctors’ and researchers’ work on live brains and neuroimaging methods. To these neuroanatomical data we apply our automated technique of identification and labelling of the surface of the brain, in order to map it.
Hardik Soni (DIANA)
P4Bricks: Enabling multiprocessing using Linker-based network data plane architecture
Packet-level programming languages such as P4 usually require to describe all packet processing functionalities for a given programmable network device within a single program. However, this approach monopolizes the device by a single large network application program, which prevents possible addition of new functionalities by other independently written network applications. We propose P4Bricks, a system which aims to deploy and execute multiple independently developed and compiled P4 programs on the same reconfigurable hardware device. P4Bricks is based on a Linker component that merges the programmable parsers/deparsers and restructures the logical pipeline of P4 programs by refactoring, decomposing and scheduling the pipelines' tables. It merges P4 programs according to packet processing semantics (parallel or sequential) specified by the network operator and runs the programs on the stages of the same hardware pipeline, thereby enabling multiprocessing. This paper presents the initial design of our system with an ongoing implementation and studies P4 language's fundamental constructs facilitating merging of independently written programs.