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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

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Net EU contribution
€ 696 250,00
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική

Participants (6)

SEAGATE SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 430 381,00
Address
Langstone Road
PO9 1SA Havant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight South Hampshire
 
GESELLSCHAFT FUR WISSENSCHAFTLICHE DATENVERARBEITUNG MBH GOTTINGEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 465 005,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Gottingen
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES LTD - MLNX
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 557 500,00
Address
Yokneam Ilit Industrial Zone - Hermon Building
20692 Yokneam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NEXTWORKS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 255 000,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 381 250,00
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
INTEROUTE S.P.A.
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 268 250,00
Address
Via Cornelia 498
00166 Rome
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00