Internet2 Fall Meeting: OFELIA optical task force results presented

Posted by on 28 October 2011 | 0 Comments

During the Internet2 2011 Fall Meeting, University of Essex and ADVA Optical Networking jointly presented the outcome of the OFELIA optical task force regarding the extension of OpenFlow to support optical circuit switching at the session "An OpenFlow Enabled Optical Networking Paradigm for Future Internet Services".

UEssex and ADVA Optical Networking jointly organized and presented the session as part of the Internet 2 Fall member meeting. The session proposed an optical networking paradigm suitable for future Internet services enabled by OpenFlow. The OpenFlow technology supports the programmability of network functions and protocols by separating the data plane and the control plane, which are currently vertically integrated in routers and switches. Inter-working and integration of OpenFlow and GMPLS along with experimental setup and average flow setup time for different optical flows will be reported. The outcome of the OFELIA optical task force regarding the extension of OpenFlow to support optical circuit switching was presented in this session. A presentation was also given by RNP (Brazilian NREN), which is also a partner in EU Funded project FIBRE, to show the OpenFlow related efforts and their perspective on OpenFlow usage in circuit switching domain.

The presentation about the OFELIA optical task force results is available on the OFELIA website.