GÉANT, the Square Kilometre Array and other demos at SC14
GÉANT, the pan-European high speed network provides connectivity and services to one of the world’s biggest and most ambitious science projects: the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Come and discover how at booth number 2525 in the Research Area.
Information about the SKA Project, an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope in Africa and Australia, will be available at the stand. Work from the SKA precursor facilities will also be featured at the booth.
The GÉANT Association is a member of the SADT consortium which designs the data transport networks between the elements of SKA. The consortium is helping to design the high capacity network that supports data rates of around 80 Tb/s for the DDBH links and another 122Tb/s for the CSP-SDP links.
You’ll also learn about NSI based multi-domain connection provisioning across OpenFlow;
NSI based multi-domain connection provisioning across OpenFlow domains
Tuesday 18 November 11:45am
One of the most important drawbacks of the OpenFlow based Software-Defined Networking is the lack of support for the provisioning of the multi-domain network connectivity. In GÉANT, it has been proposed to address this problem by reinforcing SDN controller with the capabilities offered by the Network Services Framework (often used in the NREN environment). The demonstration will showcase NSI based establishment of connections crossing three OpenFlow domains: EHU-OEF test domain located in Spain, PSNC test domain located in Poland and one geographically distributed domain created in the GÉANTs testbed.
In addition a demo featuring GÉANT Open Call project CoCo, one of 21 pioneering projects exploring new and innovative uses for collaborating over networks:
Community Connection (CoCo) Service Demo
Tuesday 18 November 2:00pm
In this demo you will see a prototype of the Community Connection (CoCo) service. CoCo enables scientists to dynamically create private and secure virtual networks in which scientists can share resources, such as VMs, storage, scientific instruments, etc. within their closed communities. CoCo's services are exposed through an easy to use web interface. CoCo provides a service similar to MD-VPN, but based on an OpenFlow infrastructure. Moreover, it does not need the help of network operators to set up VPNs.
The single domain CoCo prototype shown in this demo uses the OpenDaylight controller and runs on Pica8 switches of the SURFnet OpenFlow testbed. The multi-domain version will also use the GEANT OpenFlow testbed.
Also catch the demo on GÉANT Open Cloud Exchange on Wednesday 19 November 11:45am as well as one on NSI-CONTEST Outcomes on Wednesday 19 November 3:00pm.