Project Number


Project Title

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads
a.k.a. MAX

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator: Peter O'Neil
Chris Tracy
Jarda Flidr

Participating Organizations

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads University of Maryland, College Park USC ISI Qwest Eckington Place NE, Washington, DC George Washington University



MAX: Purchase virtualization servers and connections
MAX: Integrate DRAGON/GENI control framework
MAX: Make a working prototype
MAX: Delivery of preliminary design doc
MAX: Collaborate with Security team
MAX: Specific contribution to GENI outreach

Project Technical Documents

Recommended Reading

DRAGON Architecture:
DRAGON Network:
DRAGON Workshop materials and software:
Standards Documents used in DRAGON:

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: <>

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

Harry Mussman

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