OpenFlow Competition Results
Cambridge, UK | 28 February 2013
We would like to thank all researchers, teams and organizations that
submitted their proposals. We have received very interesting ideas
ranging from Future Internet research topics to OpenFlow technology
research and development. Proposals have originated from academic
research teams, research institutes, corporate facilities of
universities/research centres and NRENs.
OpenFlow competition winner
The winner of the contest is the MTA-BME Future Internet Research Group
in the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Department of
Telecommunications and Media Informatics). The team has an extensive
track record of scientific achievements in the area of Internet
architectures and network management.
The proposal focuses on network resiliency research at the transport
layer, utilizing OpenFlow capabilities to provide edge-disjoint routes
on top of a network core. The research aims to eliminate the need for
concurrent resiliency mechanisms at the physical, transport and network
layer and associated complexities/costs.
Using the GÉANT OpenFlow facility for this research is considered as
particularly relevant, since the facility provides a realistic
environment to measure resilience mechanisms and convergence times
exploiting the OpenFlow capabilities offered.
Announcing the runner-up
The proposal from the eScience research group of GWDG, a corporate
facility of the Georg-August University of Göttingen and the
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, is the runner-up for this contest. This focuses
on research on OpenFlow itself, proposing testing and evaluation of a
specialized SDN controller developed by the group with focus on the use
case of inter-data center federation. A theoretical framework is
suggested to confirm performance findings as a result of testing on top
of the GÉANT OpenFlow facility. The facility is considered particularly
useful for the group's work as the use case requirements include a
wide-area environment with disjoint paths and the GÉANT OF facility can
also be used to test the controller capabilities.
The contest runner-up will also be contacted by the GÉANT OpenFlow team
to investigate possibilities for hosting of their proposed experiments
subject to availability of the facility
MTA-BME will be starting to use the facility as soon as possible and
will be reporting on how the OF facility has benefited their research in
the near future.
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