wiki:Mid-Atlantic Crossroads

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Project Number

1658

Project Title

Mid-Atlantic Network Facility for Research, Experimentation, and Development (MANFRED)
a.k.a. MAX

Technical Contacts

PI: Peter O'Neil poneil@maxgigapop.net
Tom Lehman Tom Lehman

Participating Organizations

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads GigaPOP
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Southern California - Information Sciences Institute East (USC/ISI-E)
Qwest Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC
George Washington University

Scope

This project will provide access to an operational, regional, multi-wavelength optical network. Key contributions include:

  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);
  1. 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;
  1. 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;
  1. Making integrated (VLAN connections and control framework) DRAGON infrastructure available to external researchers by the end of Spiral 1;
  1. Representing/offering developed DRAGON technology to the various control frameworks selected in Spiral 1 through active participation in GECs and the appropriate working groups.


The diagram below depicts the Washington DC Metro Area DRAGON network footprint:

Washington DC Metro Area DRAGON network footprint


Each core DRAGON node can be further expanded as shown in the logical & physical diagrams below:

Typical DRAGON core node block diagram Typical DRAGON core node physical

Current Capabilities

DRAGON/MAX is integrated with PlanetLab through the use of the MAX aggregate manager.

See also: http://geni.maxgigapop.net.

Milestones

MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.a NetFPGA Integration into DRAGON)? Complete the placement and configuration of the NetFPGA systems into the DRAGON network.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.b NetFPGA as a GENI Resource Plan -)? Plan to enable NetFPGA systems to be available as part of a GENI slice and topology provisioning.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.c DRAGON Aggregate Manager Enhancement Design)? Design for the enhancements to the DRAGON Aggregate Manager.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.d Common Control Framework Design)? Approach for a common control framework and/or other mechanisms to allow interoperation.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.e User Support)? Support interested users of the DRAGON GENI Facility.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.f DRAGON Aggregate Manager Documentation)? Update the design and installation documents for the DRAGON Aggregate Manager.

MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.g NetFPGA as a GENI Resource Implementation)? NetFPGA systems to be available as MANFRED GENI slice/sliver resource.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.h DRAGON Aggregate Manager Enhancement Initial Implementation)? Initial implementation of enhanced DRAGON Aggregate Manager.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.i Common Control Framework Design Update)? Approach for a common control framework and/or other mechanisms to allow interoperation.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.j Common Control Framework Implementation)? Initial common framework implementation sufficient for interoperability testing.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.k Common Control Framework Documentation)? Results of interoperability testing and general capabilities for GENI Facilities to interoperate.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.l User Tool Evaluation and Development Plan)? Review available tools and identify candidates for integration into DRAGON.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.m User Support)? Support interested users of the DRAGON GENI Facility.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.n DRAGON Aggregate Manager Documentation)? Update the design and installation documents for the DRAGON Aggregate Manager.

MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.o Aggregate Manager Implementation Update)? Updated implementation based on design in S2.c.
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.p Aggregate Manager Common Control Framework Integration Plan)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.q Aggregate Manager Common Control Framework Integration Implementation)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.r Aggregate Manager Common Control Framework Integration Testing)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.s User Tool DRAGON Framework Implementation)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.t User Support)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.u DRAGON Aggregate Manager Documentation)?

MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.v DRAGON Aggregate Manager Testing and Evaluation)?DRAGON Aggregate Manager Testing and Evaluation
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.w DRAGON Aggregate Manager Control Framework Updates)? DRAGON Aggregate Manager Control Framework Updates
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.x User Support)? User Support
MilestoneDate(MAX: S2.y DRAGON Aggregate Manager Documentation)? DRAGON Aggregate Documentation

MilestoneDate(MAX: S3.a DRAGON Demonstration and outreach at GEC9)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S3.b: White paper on network stitching in GENI)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S3.c: Demonstration and outreach at GEC10)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S3.d: MAX is an operational aggregate)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S3.e: Demonstration and outreach at GEC11)?
MilestoneDate(MAX: S3.f: Updated white paper on network stitching in GENI)?

MAX.S3a: Demonstration and outreach at GEC9? (Due 11/5/2011)
MAX.S3b: White paper on network stitching in GENI? (Due 02/18/2011)
MAX.S3c: Demonstration and outreach at GEC10? (Due 3/4/2011)
MAX.S3d: MAX is an operational aggregate? (Due 4/15/2011)
MAX.S3e: Demonstration and outreach at GEC11? (Due 7/29/2011)
MAX.S3f: Updated white paper on network stitching in GENI? (Due 8/19/2011)

Project Technical Documents

Project wiki: http://geni.maxgigapop.net
DRAGON: http://dragon.maxgigapop.net
DRAGON Architecture: http://dragon.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/DRAGON/Architecture
DRAGON Network: http://dragon.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/DRAGON/Network
DRAGON Workshop materials and software: http://dragon.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/DRAGON/Internet2DCNWorkshopJul2008
DRAGON Aggregate Manager documentation: http://geni.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/GENI/Software


Quarterly Status Reports

4Q08 Status Report
1Q09 Status Report
2Q09 Status Report
3Q09 Status Report
4Q09 Status Report
1Q10 Status Report
2Q10 Status Report
3Q10 Status Report (due 09/30/2010)
Nov 2010 (Post GEC9) Status Report

MAX GENI Project Milestone Status and Quarterly Reports also available here: http://geni.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/GENI/MilestonesAndDeliverables

Recommended Reading

Standards Documents used in DRAGON: http://dragon.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/DRAGON/Standards

Those most relevent to the control plane work include:

RFC 2205, RFC 2328, RFC 2370, RFC 2702, RFC 3031, RFC 3209, RFC 3471, RFC 3473, RFC 3477, RFC 3630, RFC 3945, RFC 3946, RFC 4202, RFC 4203, RFC 4206, RFC 4990

Spiral 1 Connectivity

The list of MAX participant institutions that will have potential access to GENI for research experiments are included here: <http://wiki.maxgigapop.net/twiki/bin/view/MAX/Participants>

These participants are homed into multiple PoP locations where MAX equipment has space agreements with universities, carriers, and participating partners.

PoP locations include: University of Maryland, College Park
USC ISI-East Arlington, VA
Qwest Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC
George Washington University
Level 3 Old Meadow Rd. Mclean, VA
6 St Paul Street Baltimore
660 Redwood Street Baltimore
Equinix 21715 Filigree Court Ashburn, VA

MAX is able to fully interconnect with NLR layers 1, 2, and 3. Peter O'Neil is the point of contact for NLR connectivity and Chris Tracy for Internet2.

Clarification is needed to address the current air gap of an Ethernet switch between the I2 10G port on the Infinera located at Mclean and the MAX infrastructure. MAX could connect the Infinera either directly to one of DRAGON's existing layer 2 switches, or if another switch is provided, we can connect DRAGON to that switch.

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas

Related Projects

Dynamic Resource Allocation via GMPLS Optical Networks

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