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     3= OFUWI Project Status Report =
     5Period: end Mar 31, 2010
     7== I. Major accomplishments ==
     9 * Small scale initial CS deployment with 3 openflow switches demo'ed at GEC 7
     11 * OpenSAFE prototype for network monitoring and analysis
     13=== A. Milestones achieved ===
     15 * Selected vendors (Completed on 01/31/10)
     17 * Placed equipment order for 7 24-port switches with HP (Completed 04/19/10) -- delays due to delay on obtaining price quotes/discounts
     19 * Campus small deployments (Completed before GEC 7)
     21=== B. Deliverables made ===
     23See accomplishments above.
     25== II. Description of work performed during last quarter ==
     27=== A. Activities and findings ===
     29For activities, see accomplishments above and outreach activities below.
     31Our key findings are:
     33We have designed the OpenSAFE system and an accompanying language, ALARMS, for scalable and flexible network monitoring. OpenSAFE and ALARMS are based on OpenFlow. The system can perform a variety of network monitoring functions at line-rates. It also allows flexible interposition of middleboxes as well as fine-grained load balancing across a diverse collection of hardware. This system was demo-ed at GEC7, where it garnered a lot of interest from other GENI participants.
     35=== B. Project participants ===
     37Theo Benson, graduate student [[BR]]
     38Aaron Gember, graduate student [[BR]]
     39Kent Shen, graduate student [[BR]]
     40Jeff Ballard, network engineer [[BR]]
     41Dale Carder, network engineer [[BR]]
     42Mike Blodgett, network engineer [[BR]]
     44=== C. Publications (individual and organizational) ===
     46The Case for Fine-Grained Traffic Engineering in Data Centers [[BR]]
     47Theophilus Benson, Ashok Anand, and Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ming Zhang, Microsoft Research [[BR]]
     49Extensible and Scalable Network Monitoring Using OpenSAFE [[BR]]
     50Jeffrey R. Ballard, Ian Rae, and Aditya Akella, University of Wisconsin-Madison [[BR]]
     52Both at INM/WREN 2010.
     54=== D. Outreach activities ===
     56PI Akella taught a course in Fall 2010 titled "Rethinking the Internet Architecture: From Theory to Practice". The course was based on reading papers from thought leaders in the field outlining various ideas for the future Internet. More importantly, the course had lab assignments based on Openflow and NetFPGA to supplement the lectures. The course was a great success and garnered broad participation from undergrads and grads, and even network engineers and professors. PI Akella is planning to leverage some of these assignments for his other courses, such as, graduate and undergraduate networking to be taught in the upcoming three semesters.
     58=== E. Collaborations ===
     60None yet.
     62=== F. Other Contributions ===
     64None yet.