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Use Cases for In-Network Computing

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (coinrg RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Ike Kunze , Klaus Wehrle , Dirk Trossen
Last updated 2020-11-02
Replaced by draft-irtf-coinrg-use-cases
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream IRTF state Replaced
Associated IRTF milestone
Apr 2020
Discuss/catalog COIN requirements and implications for network elements (including network services, network SW stacks, network HW design, etc.)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-irtf-coinrg-use-cases
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Computing in the Network (COIN) comes with the prospect of deploying 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.


Ike Kunze
Klaus Wehrle
Dirk Trossen

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