These are the projects that I am currently aware of
that propose to ship code thru the network to be executed in switches in
order to deploy new network function quickly.
Here is a good
to the ideas.
Project: Inquiry into foundations for distributed computing
Accelerating Network Evolution
User code in Switches in support of better protocols. (Good survey)
for better computing thru distribution
ABone: Active Network Backbone
My ideas in this area
Digital Silk Road Synergy: Ultra
Low Cost Money Transactions
Network with Integrity but not Secrecy
My Unripe Proposal