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Federated E-infrastructure Dedicated to European Researchers Innovating in Computing network Architectures

Federated E-infrastructure Dedicated to European Researchers Innovating in Computing network Architectures

Objective

The FEDERICA project has the following main objectives:
- Support research experiments on new Internet architectures and protocols,
- Create a versatile, scalable, European wide "technology agnostic" infrastructure, separated from the production networks, but with the possibility to interoperate,
- Be open to host researchers hardware and applications,

FEDERICA adopt the paradigm that "the infrastructure is the network". The traditional model of core and edges is replaced by a quasi-homogeneous network, where each node is defined according to its functions, rather than through its position and the logical and node functions topology can be easily changed. The infrastructure can be adapted to whatever the user wants it to be. Particular features are:
- Simultaneous use by more than one research group,
- Availability of the infrastructure for Call1 Network of the Future and Call2 FIRE,
- Exploiting the excellent networking facilities that are available in Europe.
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The project will network, in terms of:
- Facilitating technical discussion amongst specialist,
- Providing preliminary information and results for the next generation of the NREN networks, and link with GEANT2 and as a pre-experimental phase for GEANT3,
- Contributing with real test case and results to standardization bodies, e.g. IETF, ITU-T, OIF, IPsphere.

Research will be undertaken to:
- Understand and produce initial solutions on management and control of distributed, parallel, virtual networks which may communicate between them and with the general Internet,
- Develop experience and a model for managing and using virtual infrastructures as a combination of networks and systems,
- Open the infrastructure to any "application" type (application can be a test),
- Use, test and advance the tools and services being developed by GN2, NRENs and partners, in particular for end-to-end services,
- Enable the graceful implementation of new inter-domain service layer.
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Coordinator

CONSORTIUM GARR

Address

Via Dei Tizii 6
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 285 817

Administrative Contact

Enzo Valente (Prof.)

Participants (19)

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SWITCH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 89 897

MARTEL GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 253 268

CESNET ZAJMOVE SDRUZENI PRAVNICKYCH OSOB

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 234 728

VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN FORSCHUNGSNETZES DFN VEREIN E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 178 013

NORDUNET A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 56 065

ENTIDAD PUBLICA EMPRESARIAL RED.ES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 206 224

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 202 700

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 212 224

ETHNIKO DIKTYO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 104 949

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 137 039

NEMZETI INFORMACIOS INFRASTRUKTURA FEJLESZTESI IRODA

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 76 767

JUNIPER NETWORKS IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 373 005

HEANET LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 118 657

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 94 274

GEANT VERENIGING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 254 073

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 286 522

FUNDACAO PARA A COMPUTACAO CIENTIFICA NACIONAL - FCCN

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 86 611

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 371 541

GEANT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 77 626

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213107

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2010

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 153 952

  • EU contribution

    € 3 700 000

Coordinated by:

CONSORTIUM GARR

Italy