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FEderated Test-beds for Large-scale Infrastructure eXperiments

Project description

EU-Japan research and development Cooperation 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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2013-EU-Japan
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 379 888
Administrative Contact
Barbara Borgiel

Participants (5)

IMINDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 298 080
Address
Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kenny Willems (Mr.)
EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 577
Address
Torgauer Strasse 12-15 Euref Campus House 13
10829 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hagen Woesner (Dr.)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 328 080
Address
Calle Gran Capita 2-4, Edifici Nexus I
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Llobet (Ms.)
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 375
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valentina Felli (Ms.)
SURFnet bv
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Moreelsepark 48
3511 EP Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerben Van Malenstein (Mr.)