FAIN (IST 10561) is a research and development project operating under the umbrella of the IST programme. FAIN was cosponsored by the European Commission adn the National Science Foundation.
The FAIN developed an open, flexible, programmable and dependable (reliable, secure, and manageable) network architecture based on novel active and programmable node concepts. The FAIN network architecture was validated by deploying and exercising interoperable, active IP network nodes in a testbed environment. It supports new dynamic models of network control and management and a wide range of distributed applications and services. It proposed a new generic architecture for active and programmable networks with an innovative integration of active networking, distributed object and mobile agent technology. The architecture will be validated and evaluated in Pan-European trials with international links to USA. The project will present key recommendations and guidelines for EU policy.
The FAIN consortium was composed of the following companies and universities:
- University College London (UK),
- Jozef Stefan Institute (SLO),
- NTUA (GRC),
- Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (ESP),
- Deutsche Telekom Berkom (GER),
- France Telecom (FRA),
- KPN (NL),
- Hitachi Europe Ltd. (UK),
- Hitachi Ltd. (JAP),
- Siemens AG (GER),
- ETH (CH),
- FHG/FOKUS GmbHFraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Nemčija),
- IKV++ GmbH (Nemčija),
- INTEGRAsys (Španija),
- University of Pennsylvania (ZDA).