Welcome to the Panda project. Panda (Peer Agent Negotiation and Deployment of Adapters) was a multi-year DARPA-funded research effort (June 98-July 02) undertaken by the Laboratory for Advanced Systems Research (LASR) (formerly the File Mobility Group) of UCLA's Computer Science Department.
Panda is a middleware support system for active networks that allows both aware and unaware applications to benefit from the superior adaptability and performance of active networks. It performs planning and negotiation of active network agent deployment, adapts to failures and other major changes in network characteristics, and handles automatic deployment of agent code to active network nodes.
Panda has been built on the base of an existing adaptive-agent framework being developed at UCLA under our DARPA-funded Travler contract. An existing active network execution environment , ANTS is used as he platform for the middleware services that Panda provides.
An early working document describes the
In December of 2000, the value of Panda was successfully demonstrated at the Active Networks PI meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
A pair of network video and audio streams were intercepted
from legacy applications (which were unaware of the the active networks
environment) and redirected through a series of related active networks
software packages. We were able to selectively prioritize one pair of streams
based on a determination of who the speaker was.
Project Members :
Dr. Reiher has been with LASR for a number of years, and has been instrumental in many DARPA-funded research efforts including: