Changes between Version 75 and Version 76 of Mid-Atlantic Crossroads

03/23/11 20:52:36 (13 years ago)
Tom Lehman



  • Mid-Atlantic Crossroads

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    1212== Technical Contacts ==
    14 '''PI:''' Peter O'Neil [] [[BR]]
     14'''PI:''' Abdella Battoul [] [[BR]]
    1515Tom Lehman []
    1919Mid-Atlantic Crossroads GigaPOP [[BR]]
    2020University of Maryland, College Park [[BR]]
    21 University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute East (USC/ISI-E) [[BR]]
    22 Qwest Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC [[BR]]
    23 George Washington University [[BR]]
     21University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute-Arlington (Virginia) (USC/ISI-ARL) [[BR]]
    2523== Scope ==
    27 This project will provide access to an operational, regional, multi-wavelength optical network.  Key contributions include:
     25This project is enabling the MAX Regional Network capabilities and services to be made available as a GENI Aggregate.    The key software component being developed is the MAX GENI Aggregate Manager.  An objective of this project is to provide an example of how regional networks can play a critical role in the GENI infrastructure as an important bridge between campus/site resources and the wide area connectivity.  The MAX regional network capabilities, services, and GENI integration features are as follows:
    29   1. Extending DRAGON's open-source GMPLS-based control plane implementation to include edge compute resources and support network virtualization (viewing DRAGON as an aggregate/component manager);
     27  1.  The MAX Regional Network provides Washington D.C. area universities, Federal agencies, and other organizations with advanced network services.  These services include high performance routed IP service to the national and international research and education network infrastructure.  In addition, MAX operates a research network which allows the participants to develop and utilize next generation high performance network capabilities. 
    31   2. Leading the integration of PlanetLab control framework within Cluster B onto the DRAGON test-bed, a physical DWDM and Layer 2 network deployment of open-source GMPLS control plane software development and the deployment of that control plane software over other networks;
     29  2. The MAX Research Network utilizes an open-source GMPLS-based control plane (DRAGON software) and an open-source web-service based controller (OSCARS) which enables the realtime dynamic provision of dedicated network paths to support application specific workflows.  This service includes peering with the Internet2 ION service which extends this capability reach to the globally interconnected Dynamic Circuit Network (DCN) footprint.
    33   3. Enabling backbone connections to resources of substrate components in Cluster B participants across Internet2 in support of end-to-end VLAN connections into the DRAGON test-bed;
     31  3.  As part of the GENI MAX project, we are making these dynamic network services available via the GENI Control Framework.  This includes development of an MAX GENI Aggregate Manager which allows user to access these resources via the standard GENI Slice-based Federation Architecture (SFA) interfaces and user tools.
    35   4. Making integrated (VLAN connections and control framework) DRAGON infrastructure available to external researchers by the end of Spiral 1;
     33  4.  The MAX Regional Network services have been extended with !PlanetLab nodes.  The !PlanetLab nodes have been integrated with the MAX dynamic network services and users can use the SFA infrastructure to instantiate slivers which include both host (PlanetLab) and network (dedicate VLAN path) resources as part of a single sliver.
    37   5. Representing/offering developed DRAGON technology to the various control frameworks selected in Spiral 1 through active participation in GECs and the appropriate working groups.
     35  5. The MAX GENI Aggregate Manager will also allow a user to "stitch" to external resources across the !Internet2 ION and !ProtoGENI infrastructures.