Use Cases for In-Network Computing
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Authors Ike Kunze  , Klaus Wehrle  , Dirk Trossen  , Marie-Jose Montpetit 
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COINRG                                                          I. Kunze
Internet-Draft                                                 K. Wehrle
Intended status: Informational                               RWTH Aachen
Expires: 21 August 2021                                       D. Trossen
                                                                  Huawei
                                                          M.J. Montpetit
                                                               Concordia
                                                        17 February 2021

                   Use Cases for In-Network Computing
                     draft-irtf-coinrg-use-cases-00

Abstract

   Computing in the Network (COIN) comes with the prospect of deploying
   processing functionality on networking devices, such as switches and
   network interface cards.  While such functionality can be beneficial
   in several contexts, it has to be carefully placed into the context
   of the general Internet communication.  This document discusses some
   use cases to demonstrate how real applications can benefit from COIN
   and to showcase essential requirements that have to be fulfilled by
   COIN applications.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Taxonomy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Industrial Use Cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  IIoT Network Scenario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  In-Network Control / Time-sensitive applications  . . . .   6
       4.2.1.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       4.2.2.  Characterization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.3.  Existing Solutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       4.2.4.  Opportunities and Research Questions for COIN . . . .   8
       4.2.5.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.3.  Large Volume Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.1.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.2.  Characterization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       4.3.3.  Existing Solutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       4.3.4.  Opportunities and Research Questions for COIN . . . .  10
       4.3.5.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.4.  Industrial Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.4.1.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       4.4.2.  Characterization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.4.3.  Existing Solutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       4.4.4.  Opportunities and Research Questions for COIN . . . .  13
       4.4.5.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   5.  Immersive Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.1.  Mobile Application Offloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.1.1.  Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.1.2.  Characterization  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.1.3.  Existing Solutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.1.4.  Opportunities and Research Questions for COIN . . . .  16
       5.1.5.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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