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eNd to End scalable and dynamically reconfigurable oPtical arcHitecture for application-awarE SDN cLoud datacentErs

Objective

Datacentre traffic is experiencing 2-digit growth challenging the scalability of current network architectures. The new concept of disaggregation exacerbates bandwidth and latency demands whereas emerging cloud business opportunities urge for reliable inter-datacenter networking.
PROJECT will develop an end-to-end solution extending from the datacenter architecture and optical subsystem design to the overlaying control plane and application interfaces. PROJECT hybrid electronic-optical network architecture scales linearly with the number of datacenter hosts, offers Ethernet granularity and saves up to 94% power and 30% cost. It consolidates compute and storage networks over a single, Ethernet optical TDMA network. Low latency, hardware-level dynamic re-configurability and quasi-deterministic QoS are supported in view of disaggregated datacenter deployment scenarios. A fully functional control plane overlay will be developed comprising an SDN controller along with its interfaces. The southbound interface abstracts physical layer infrastructure and allows dynamic hardware-level network reconfigurability. The northbound interface links the SDN controller with the application requirements through an Application Programming Interface. PROJECT innovative control plane enables Application Defined Networking and merges hardware and software virtualization over the hybrid optical infrastructure. It also integrates SDN modules and functions for inter-datacenter connectivity, enabling dynamic bandwidth allocation based on the needs of migrating VMs as well as on existing Service Level Agreements for transparent networking among telecom and datacenter operator’s domains.
Fully-functional network subsystems will be prototyped: a 400Gb/s hybrid Top-of-Rack switch, a 50Gb/s electronic-optical smart Network Interface Card and a fast optical pod switch. PROJECT concept will be demonstrated in the lab and in its operational environment for both intra- and inter-datacenter scenario

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO SYSTIMATON EPIKOINONION KAI YPOLGISTON-EMP
Net EU contribution
€ 696 250,00
Address
Patision 42
106 82 Athina
Greece

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 430 381,00
Address
Langstone Road
PO9 1SA Havant

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight South Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,25
GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE DATENVERARBEITUNG MBH GOTTINGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 465 005,00
Address
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Gottingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 557 500,00
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NEXTWORKS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 255 000,00
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 381 250,00
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

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Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INTEROUTE S.P.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 268 250,00
Address
Via Cornelia 498
00166 Rome

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00