There has been a very positive tendency in the amount of traffic shipped over IPv6. Following the winter break, the amount has increased steadily, and its amount is almost three-fold now, compared to the daily averges of summer 2011. The amount of outgoing IPv6 traffic is still, as expected, very low.
Our group applied to participate in the "International IPv6 Application Contest 2011" held by the German IPv6 Council. According to the official page of the Council: "The objectives of this contest are the generation of ideas and applications, which help determine how to introduce IPv6, the Internet of the next generation, on a large scale and use it effectively. The contest also provides an opportunity for the next generation of application developers to gain experience with IPv6.
Almost three months passed since the "World IPv6 Day", and the amount of IPv6 traffic has been almost steady since its first increase on that day.
Our group got a new logo! The design goal was to make it simple, yet reflecting on the keywords of research carried out within the group: "networks" and "distributed". At the same time, the new logo clearly presents the name of the group to the outsider, a feature that the old logo was missing. Our special thanks go to Dmitry Tsoy for being behind the design process of the new logo.
This image shows how the CNDS web pages look like when the content is rendered as a word cloud. This form of "cloud computing" seems to be visually most attractive and it is quite some fun as well. We used http://wordcloud.pagemon.net/ to generate the word cloud image. You can try this online tool easily yourself on other web sites of your personal interest. We found this tool entertaining for a while.
Yesterday, on June 8th, we enjoyed the World IPv6 Day. Here is how the IPv6 traffic changed during the day (measured on the tunnel connecting Jacobs' IPv6 network to the German research network). Apparently, some very popular web sites like Google and Facebook turned off IPv6 right after the day again. This is probably not so good news… For comparison purposes, here is a plot showing all traffic (IPv4 and IPv6) going in and out of Jacobs University around the World IPv6 Day.
Some of us attended the 80th IETF meeting in Prague and we used the opportunity to demonstrate the NETCONF protocol running on AVR Raven motes (so called class 1 devices). Of course, these devices only support a subset of NETCONF, which we call NETCONF Light. Our goal was to prove that it is possible to implement a workable subset of NETCONF even on very resource constrained devices.
Iyad Tumar submitted his PhD thesis a few weeks ago and today was the day of the defense of his thesis. Iyad managed to survive the intense hours of presentation and discussion. It seems the summer is a good period for getting a PhD degree at Jacobs. Congratulations!
Nikolay Melnikov presented a paper co-authored by Kaloyan Kanev discussing an implementation of our stream-based IP flow record query language. The paper received the AIMS 2010 best paper award.
Anuj Sehgal presented a poster discussing the effects of climate change and anthropogenic ocean acidification on underwater acoustic communications at IEEE Oceans in Sydney and his poster did win the runner up position in the student poster competition.