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Open Flow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure and Applications

Open Flow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure and Applications

Objective

The aim of the OFELIA project is to create a unique experimental facility that allows researchers to not only experiment 'on' a test network but to control the network itself precisely and dynamically. To achieve this, the OFELIA facility is based on OpenFlow, a currently emerging networking technology that allows to virtualize and control the network environment through secure and standardized interfaces. In a nutshell, OpenFlow enables experimenters to change the behavior of the network as part of the experiment rather than, if at all, as part of the experiment setup. OFELIA will provide high-performance OpenFlow equipment to enable experiments at scale and to ensure that the facility is based on mature technology.
Another strength of OFELIA is its concept of federated or interconnected islands. A set of five islands creates a diverse OpenFlow infrastructure that allows experimentation on multi-layer and multi-technology networks provided by the different islands. The facility will extend all the way from standard Ethernet to optical and wireless transmission and it will also include an emulation wall for scalability tests comprising thousands of nodes.The facility will grow in three phases to, on the one hand provide an early access to the facility (after 6 months already) and, on the other hand to evolve during the project lifetime, incorporating the feedback of the user community and extending its reach to other test facilities. Two open calls will be published to invite experimenters that bring their use cases and scenarios to the facility creating a feedback loop to extend the OFELIA facility according to the needs of the user community.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Address

Torgauer Strasse 12-15 Euref Campus House 13
10829 Berlin

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 533 443

Administrative Contact

Tanja Kessel (Ms.)

Participants (18)

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IMINDS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 424 106

FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 16 200

FUNDACAO DE APOIO UNIVERSITARIO

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 52 425

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 386 460

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 500 840

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 178 968

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 127 884

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 489 546

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 334 800

CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 66 330

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 376 263

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 274 051

NEC EUROPE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 232 382

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 94 996

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

United States

EU Contribution

€ 14 000

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING SP. Z.O.O

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 57 218

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 258365

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 175 282

  • EU contribution

    € 4 449 912

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN CENTER FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany