The Warren Project is related to other ATM activites in Cambridge which
have the goals of providing Low Cost ATM Modules and deploying Residential
ATM services to the home and within the home. ATM is one of the media
we are using in the parent HAN project.
The Warren is an ATM subnetwork composed of an arbitrary mesh of very
simple ATM switches and end stations and which is connected to the outside
ATM network at one or more points. The novel aspect is that switches and end
stations within the Warren are implementable entirely in hardware - i.e. they
require no microprocessors for signalling and management. All of the
signalling software for all the devices within the Warren is provided by one
or more proxy servers. The proxy servers are software entities situated on
one or more general-purpose computers connected to the external ATM network
outside the Warren.
| Overview of the Warren Project||HAN |
This project is being carried out at the University of Cambridge Computer
Laboratory with the support of Virata, Cambridge.
A full paper describing the Warren is available for members of the
Computer Laboratory in here. For
copyright reasons, this paper is not publicly available. An unrestricted
public release of the paper is, however, available on the documents page.
|Warren Testbed - A summary
of modules constructed to date, along with photographs and more
detailed specification sheets.
|Working System - A working system
installed in the home of Dr. David Greaves.
|Documents - Various documents
and information on the Warren project.