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  • Towards real-time routing optimization with deep reinforcement learning: open challenges 

    Almasan Puscas, Felician Paul; Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Wu, Bo; Xiao, Shihan; Barlet Ros, Pere; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    The digital transformation is pushing the existing network technologies towards new horizons, enabling new applications (e.g., vehicular networks). As a result, the networking community has seen a noticeable increase in ...
  • On the benefits of probabilistic constellation shaping in Flex-Grid/MCF dynamic optical backbone networks 

    Perelló Muntan, Jordi; Gené Bernaus, Joan M.; Spadaro, Salvatore (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    In this paper, we propose a novel methodology for estimating the worst-case spectral efficiency (b/s/Hz) of end-to-end paths across a Multi-Core Fiber (MCF)-enabled Flex-Grid optical network, accounting for physical link ...
  • TrackSign: guided Web tracking discovery 

    Castell Uroz, Ismael; Solé Pareta, Josep; Barlet Ros, Pere (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    Current web tracking practices pose a constant threat to the privacy of Internet users. As a result, the research community has recently proposed different tools to combat well-known tracking methods. However, the early ...
  • Jellyfish: locality-sensitive subflow sketching 

    Fu, Yongquan; An, Lun; Shen, Siqi; Chen, Kai; Barlet Ros, Pere (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    To cope with increasing network rates and massive traffic volumes, sketch-based methods have been extensively studied to trade accuracy for memory scalability and storage cost. However, sketches are sensitive to hash ...
  • Fuzzy-Token: An adaptive MAC protocol for wireless-enabled manycores 

    Franques, Antonio; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Hassanieh, Haitham; Torrellas, Josep (IEEE, 2021)
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    Recent computer architecture trends herald the arrival of manycores with over one hundred cores on a single chip. In this context, traditional on-chip networks do not scale well in latency or energy consumption, leading ...
  • Architecting more than Moore: wireless plasticity for massive heterogeneous computer architectures (WiPLASH) 

    Klein, Joshua; Levisse, Alexandre; Ansaloni, Giovanni; Atienza Alonso, David; Zapater Sancho, Marina; Dazzi, Martino; Karunaratne, Geethan; Boybat, Irem; Sebastian, Abu; Rossi, Davide; Jain, Akshay; Guirado Liñan, Robert; Taghvaee, Hamidreza; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021)
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    This paper presents the research directions pursued by the WiPLASH European project, pioneering on-chip wireless communications as a disruptive enabler towards next-generation computing systems for artificial intelligence ...
  • Characterizing the communication requirements of GNN accelerators: A model-based approach 

    Guirado Liñan, Robert; Jain, Akshay; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    Relational data present in real world graph representations demands for tools capable to study it accurately. In this regard Graph Neural Network (GNN) is a powerful tool, wherein various models for it have also been ...
  • Scaling of multi-core quantum architectures: a communications-aware structured gap analysis 

    Rodrigo Muñoz, Santiago; Bandic, Medina; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; van Someren, Hans; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José; García Almudéver, Carmen (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021)
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    In the quest of large-scale quantum computers, multi-core distributed architectures are considered a compelling alternative to be explored. A crucial aspect in such approach is the stringent demand on communication among ...
  • One protocol to rule them all: Wireless network-on-chip using deep reinforcement learning 

    Jog, Suraj; Liu, Zikun; Franques, Antonio; Fernando, Vimuth; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Torrellas, Josep; Hassanieh, Haitham (USENIX Association, 2021)
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    Wireless Network-on-Chip (NoC) has emerged as a promising solution to scale chip multi-core processors to hundreds and thousands of cores. The broadcast nature of a wireless network allows it to significantly reduce the ...
  • WiDir: A Wireless-Enabled Directory cache coherence protocol 

    Franques, Antonio; Kokolis, Apostolos; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Fernando, Vimuth; Misailovic, Sasa; Torrellas, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    As the core count in shared-memory manycores keeps increasing, it is becoming increasingly harder to design cache-coherence protocols that deliver high performance without an inordinate increase in complexity and cost. In ...
  • Preventing route leaks using a decentralized approach: an experimental evaluation 

    Ferriol Galmés, Miquel; Coll Aumatell, Roger; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto; Ren, Shoushou; Wei, Xinpeng; Liu, Bingyang (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    In the inter-domain routing infrastructure, a route leak is defined as a violation of the routing policy agreed between two Autonomous Systems (AS). Route leaks have resulted in large-scale outages on the Internet, taking ...
  • Internet routing paths stability model and relation to forwarding paths 

    Papadimitriou, Dimitri; Careglio, Davide; Tarissan, Fabien; Demeester, Piet M.A. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
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    Analysis of real datasets to characterize the local stability properties of the Internet routing paths suggests that extending the route selection criteria to account for such property would not increase the routing path ...

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