Barcelona I2CAT’s island is undergoing a major upgrade

Posted by on 10 June 2011 | 0 Comments

In Barcelona, I2CAT’s island is undergoing a major upgrade in May 2011: To the current island's hardware, composed of five SuperMicro 4 CPU and 12GB memory servers and five 24-port OpenFlow-enabled NEC switches, an extra set of three HP E3500-48G-PoE+ yl switches will be added, conforming a topology with up to 360 1Gb Ethernet copper ports, and up to 16 optical SFP 10Gb ports. The new switches will allow i2cat's island to conform a very dense meshed network topology between the OpenFlow switches, and hence empowering experimentation in a variety of fields such as routing or load balancing.