The Multiscale Networked System (MNS) group researches the emerging architectures that can support the operations of multiscale systems across the Future Internet.
We focus on the delivery of secure and sustainable ICT services across multiple domains. Device programmability and virtualization will play in this field an ever-increasing role in designing networks and ICT infrastructures. Our research tackles the new questions that emerge from studying the interplay of these novel capabilities.
Our research investigates an alternative to the current approach to model complex scientific experiments as workflow of dependent tasks, in this approach scientific data is interlinked though data processing transformations which can be discovered and used to create the data processing workflow and not the way around.
We research the performance and service quality required by applications that have very high business value or social impact on advanced IT infrastructures. We focus on novel programming and control models for quality critical systems on programmable infrastructures such as Clouds, Edges, and SDNs using blockchain and AI.
Software tools, infrastructures, and demonstrations are, just as scientific publications, considered to be important research output of the MNS group. Over the years, the researchers and PhD-students of the MNS group developed several research tools and infrastructures.
The Dynamic Real-time Infrastructure Planner (DRIP) is a microservice suite for planning and provisioning networked virtual machines, for deploying application components and for managing runtime infrastructures based on time-critical constraints.
The intuition our group had years ago was that we could leverage Semantic Web technologies to identify the exchangeable knowledge required to federate networks. We proved that we can manage the complexity and heterogeneity of the Internet with semantically rich models.
Large OBject Cloud Data storagE fedeRation (LOBCDER) is a data management system that federates storage resources. It is a part of the Data and Compute Cloud Platform4 of the VPH-Share project.
Pumpkin is a framework for distributed Data Transformation Network developed in the COMMIT Project. It implements a protocol for distributed data processing. A data packet is a self-contained processing unit, which incorporates data, state, code and routing information.
This video shows a screencapture of the SARNET demonstration at SC16. The demo shows a virtual network that leverages Software Defined Networks and Network
The OpenLab facility is managed by the MNS group and available to all researchers within the SNE cluster and the associated educational programs, e.g. Software Engineering (SE) and Security and Network Engineering (SNE) masters.
It is designed to support research and experimentation in software defined networking, embedded systems, distributed systems, Future Internet architectures and protocols, and secure data sharing platforms, and evaluate the applicability of Machine Learning in those research domains.
Learn more about the OpenLab here.
Please find vacancies of the MNS group here.
Rob van Nieuwpoort
Thijs van den Berg