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New traffic engineering methods, open source J-Sim simulation environment and new research projects to pursue the research activity

The results achieved by FUNDP during the ATRIUM project are of three types.

First, FUNDP has developed new traffic engineering methods that can be used to control the flow of the interdomain traffic of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or Corporate networks. Discussions with ISPs and National Research Networks (NRN) indicate that those networks often need a better control on their interdomain traffic, either for economical or performance reasons. The research on the development of those methods will be pursued by the ATRIUM researchers after the end of the project.

A second type of result is that the researchers working on the ATRIUM project have contributed to the open source J-Sim simulation environment by developing models of MPLS and RSVP-TE, including the extensions proposed within IETF. The second software contribution is the development of a new an efficient simulator called C-BGP. This simulator is able to accurately reproduce the routing choices performed by BGP in large networks. These two open source packages are available for researchers outside the ATRIUM project.

The third type of result is related to the educational mission of the University. The knowledge gained within the ATRIUM project has allowed us to improve the undergraduate networking courses and was used to provide new training courses for industry on advanced networking topics, including traffic engineering and BGP. The
ATRIUM project also had an impact on the graduate-level education since three PhD. have been started within the project and one of that PhD is already almost finished.

Finally, the ATRIUM results have allowed the researchers working on the project to propose new research projects to pursue the research activity.

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Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP)
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