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FP7

FELIX-EU

Project reference: 608638
Funded under

FEderated Test-beds for Large-scale Infrastructure eXperiments

From 2013-04-01 to 2016-06-30, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 964 194

EU contribution:

EUR 1 499 000

Coordinated in:

Poland

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-EU-JapanSee other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
The primary objective of the FELIX project is to create a common framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet experimental facilities in Europe and Japan.

FELIX, submitted as a joint effort of two independent consortia (i.e. FELIX-EU in Europe, FELIX-JP in Japan), builds strong foundations for a federation framework by investigating emerging technologies and Software Defined Networking control frameworks (e.g. Open Grid Forum’s NSI and OFELIA OCF) for the practical applicability in the project.

To achieve its goals, FELIX proposes a new SDN-oriented service architecture capable of federating heterogeneous high-end FI facilities (e.g. OFELIA, JGN-X RISE) through high capacity NSI-enabled networks (e.g. JGN-X, GéANT, GLIF or NRENs), offering the creation of the experimental landscape in a dynamic and seamless way in order to satisfy demanding needs of European and Japanese research communities.

The on-demand setup of OpenFlow-based network slices, including compute and storage resources, will be realized through an extended-NSI, the OGF standard for provisioning of end-to-end network services over research networks.The FELIX platform will be deployed and demonstrated in a world-scale test-bed involving key FI experimental platforms in Europe and Japan interconnected by high speed dynamic research networks.

The use cases developed in the project will be demonstrated at influential international events in Europe and Japan, promoting unique capabilities of the new federation framework in order to stimulate the use of experimental facilities in both regions.It is expected that the project will enable and encourage closer and more extensive bilateral cooperation in FI research and experimentation, as well as strengthen the participation of both EU and Japanese communities in the increasingly important global collaborations in the area of FI research and development.

Objective

The primary objective of the FELIX project is to create a common framework in which users can request, monitor and manage a slice provisioned over distributed and distant Future Internet experimental facilities in Europe and Japan. FELIX, submitted as a joint effort of two independent consortia (i.e. FELIX-EU in Europe, FELIX-JP in Japan), builds strong foundations for a federation framework by investigating emerging technologies and Software Defined Networking control frameworks (e.g. Open Grid Forum's NSI and OFELIA OCF) for the practical applicability in the project.<br/>To achieve its goals, FELIX proposes a new SDN-oriented service architecture capable of federating heterogeneous high-end FI facilities (e.g. OFELIA, JGN-X RISE) through high capacity NSI-enabled networks (e.g. JGN-X, GÉANT, GLIF or NRENs), offering the creation of the experimental landscape in a dynamic and seamless way in order to satisfy demanding needs of European and Japanese research communities. The on-demand setup of OpenFlow-based network slices, including compute and storage resources, will be realized through an extended-NSI, the OGF standard for provisioning of end-to-end network services over research networks.<br/>The FELIX platform will be deployed and demonstrated in a world-scale test-bed involving key FI experimental platforms in Europe and Japan interconnected by high speed dynamic research networks. The use cases developed in the project will be demonstrated at influential international events in Europe and Japan, promoting unique capabilities of the new federation framework in order to stimulate the use of experimental facilities in both regions.<br/>It is expected that the project will enable and encourage closer and more extensive bilateral cooperation in FI research and experimentation, as well as strengthen the participation of both EU and Japanese communities in the increasingly important global collaborations in the area of FI research and development.

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Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland

EU contribution: EUR 379 888


NOSKOWSKIEGO 12-14
61704 POZNAN
Poland
Administrative contact: Barbara Borgiel
Tel.: +48 618582100
E-mail

Participants

IMINDS
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 298 080


TECHNOLOGIEPARK 19
9052 GENT
Belgium
Administrative contact: Kenny Willems
Tel.: +32 9 331 48 62
Fax: +32 9 331 48 05
E-mail
EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 273 577


TORGAUER STRASSE 12-15 EUREF CAMPUS HOUSE 13
10829 BERLIN
Germany
Administrative contact: Hagen Woesner
Tel.: +49 1607862096
Fax: +49 30367023512
E-mail
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 328 080


CALLE GRAN CAPITA 2-4, EDIFICI NEXUS I
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
Administrative contact: Vanessa Llobet
Tel.: +34 93 553 26 29
Fax: +34 93 553 2520
E-mail
NEXTWORKS
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 219 375


VIA LIVORNESE 1027
56122 PISA
Italy
Administrative contact: Valentina Felli
Tel.: +39 0503871600
Fax: +39 0503871601
E-mail
SURFnet bv
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 0


MOREELSEPARK 48
3511 EP UTRECHT
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Gerben Van Malenstein
Tel.: +31 613 909 861
E-mail
Record Number: 109021 / Last updated on: 2016-04-08