Key Technical Issues
Among the key issues that PSIRP will have to address are:
Scalability: How scalable is the proposed solution, to be evaluated through proper quantitative methods.
Security: Security cannot be treated as a separate entity but as an integral part of the design and implementation. Among the most difficult security challenges are protection against unsolicited traffic and denial of service (DoS). Security is to be evaluated by virtue of a Red Team that will attempt to “break” the design.
Efficiency: Efficient distribution of massive amounts of information, including video, mandates the use of multicasting and caching. In the new architecture, multicast is not the exception but the norm.