OFELIA Facility and Islands

The OFELIA experimental facility is based on OpenFlow technology.

A set of ten islands creates a diverse OpenFlow infrastructure that allows experimentation on multi-layer and multi-technology networks provided by the different islands.

  • Berlin, Germany (TUB) – partial replacement of existing campus network with OF-switches
  • Ghent, Belgium (IBBT) – central hub, large-scale emulation
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ETH) – L2 (NEC) switches mesh, connection to OneLab and GENI
  • Barcelona, Spain (i2CAT) – L2 (NEC) switches and optical equipment (ROADM ring)
  • Bristol, UK (UNIVBRIS) – national hub for UK optical community; optical (ADVA, Calient), L2 (NEC, Extreme) switches, FPGA testbed
  • Catania, Italy (CNIT) – two islands, based on NetFPGA and OpenSwitch technologies, with focus on ICN (Infomation Centric Networking)
  • Rome, Italy (CNIT) – based on NetFPGA and OpenSwitch technologies, with focus on ICN
  • Trento, Italy (CREATE-NET) – a city-wide distributed island based on L2 (NEC) switches and NetFPGA; opt-in users via heterogeneous access technologies
  • Pisa, Italy (CNIT, 2 locations) - based on NetFPGA and OpenSwitch technologies, with focus on Cloud Data Center management
  • Uberlândia, Brazil (UFU) - based on L2/L3 switches (DATACOM), NetFPGA switches and also the EDOBRA Switches, with focus on new network architectures that consider aspects such as multicast and mobility in the presence of heterogeneous networks
  • Castelldefels, Spain (CTTC)

The facility will grow in three phases to, on the one hand provide an early access to the facility (after 6 months already) and, on the other hand to evolve during the project lifetime, incorporating the feedback of the user community and extending its reach to other test facilities.