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Multi-partner European test beds for research Networking

Objective

The main goal of IST Project MUPPET is to integrate and validate, in the context of user-driven large-scale test beds, ASON/GMPLS (Automatically Switched Optical Network/Generalised Multi Protocol Label Switching) technology and network solutions as enablers for future upgrades to European research infrastructures. This goal will be pursued by creating a large experimental environment to assess the proposed network solutions, and that will be offered as an open test platform to other European research projects and users.

The test bed will represent a multi-layer network based on IP/MPLS and ASON/GMPLS technologies, equipped with a unified control plane and designed to support the highly demanding applications of the European research community. Some of the key project objectives are as follows: to identify service and network requirements of high-end applications for European research environments and the matching ASON/GMPLS network features; to identify solutions for an effective integration of the ASON/GMPLS network layer with the IP/MPLS one, on which the European research networks are and will be based; to solve issues of interoperability between different network domains and of end-to-end provisioning across heterogeneous network environments, in order to enable true pan-European broadband services; to experimentally assess the proposed solutions through lab and field trials in real user environments and with a large user community, including European NRENs.

Taking advantage of the strong asset of existing test beds, the MUPPET Project brings together leading European players from NRENs, operators, industry, research institutes and universities to ensure that all the aspects of advanced networking and emerging applications are covered. Different local test beds will be interconnected to create a Europe-wide field trial, allowing the assessment of different applications and the impact of ASON/GMPLS technologies on future research network solutions.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ERICSSON GMBH
Address
Fritz-vomfelde-strasse 26
40547 Duesseldorf
Germany

Participants (14)

ACREO AB
Sweden
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 40 Stockholm-kista
CONSORTIUM GARR (GESTIONE AMPLIAMENTO RETE RICERCA)
Italy
Address
Via Dei Tizii 6
00185 Roma
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES
Spain
Address
Edificio Bronce Plaza Manuel Gomez Moreno S/n
28020 Madrid
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN - NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ PAN W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Noskowskiego 12/14
61-704 Poznan
JUNIPER NETWORKS IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Airside Business Park, Swords
Dublin
MAGYAR TELEKOM TAVKOZLESI NYILVANOSAN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
Address
Krisztina Krt. 55
1013 Budapest
MARCONI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Lodovico Calda 5
16153 Genova
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
Milano
T-SYSTEMS ENTERPRISE SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Mainzer Landstrasse 50
60325 Frankfurt Am Main
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
Address
Piazza Degli Affari 2
20123 Milano
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.
Germany
Address
Stresemannstrasse 78
10963 Berlin