The term 'network management' refers to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked computer systems. This means keeping the network up and running smoothly, keeping track of resources and performing repairs and upgrades. Today's management systems can struggle to cope with the enormous amounts of information being created and exchanged in large networks, for example in the telecommunications sector, which delivers services on a continual 24x7 basis.
Partners in the CELTIC MADEIRA project carried out research in the area of large-scale telecommunications networks, developing new technologies for an advanced Network Management System (NMS).Increasing demands
MADEIRA focused on developing an innovative platform enabling network management from a central computer as well as from distributed elements like individual computers in a co-operative manner.
"There were two main achievements in the MADEIRA project," says Fallon. "The first achievement was that the project gave the participants the opportunity to try out ways of applying distributed secure network management to real telecommunication scenarios.
"The second achievement was that project participants actually set up and worked with the management system, with running applications and a web-based interface to communicate with the outside world."
MADEIRA comprised a consortium of six organisations, each highly competent in aspects of networks, network services and associated management. Project work packages addressed network architecture, platform technology, self-aware management, and data modelling and management.
The project also included the development of prototype applications to test and demonstrate the envisaged concepts. The result is an innovative and advanced system enabling adaptable services and management of network elements of increasing scale, heterogeneity and transience.
MADEIRA partners say the results could also mean reduced operating expenses, because an increasingly self-aware, machine-to-machine-based network requires fewer skilled human operators.EUREKA CELTIC helps make it happen
CELTIC organisers say the MADEIRA project achieved good results in the application of autonomous network management to real telecommunication scenarios, and that's why they awarded it the 2008 CELTIC Excellence Award last February.
"Doing research for EUREKA CELTIC was very beneficial," says Fallon. "Working collaboratively on 'pre-competitive research' gives companies access to additional knowledge as well as the opportunity to influence the direction of future technology."
Fallon says knowledge gained in MADEIRA will guide his company's submissions on network management to standardisation bodies such as 3GPP SA5 and the NGMN. Ericsson is also investigating the applicability of MADEIRA results to other networks under the BANITS II project.
Shar McKenzie | alfa
NASA CubeSat to test miniaturized weather satellite technology
10.11.2017 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
New approach uses light instead of robots to assemble electronic components
08.11.2017 | The Optical Society
The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.
Malaria is caused by parasites transmitted by mosquito bite. The most dangerous form of malaria is malaria tropica. Left untreated, it is fatal in most cases....
The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.
Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...
Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.
That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...
Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.
During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....
The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.
Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...
15.11.2017 | Event News
15.11.2017 | Event News
30.10.2017 | Event News
22.11.2017 | Business and Finance
22.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
22.11.2017 | Physics and Astronomy