The remote I/O demonstration illustrates a pipelined distributed processing framework and software defined networking (SDN) between distant operating locations. The demonstration shows the capability to dynamically deploy a production quality 4K Ultra-High Definition Television (UHDTV) video workflow across a nationally distributed set of storage and computing resources that is relevant to emerging Department of Defense data processing challenges.
Corsa Technology, ESnet, and REANNZ have successfully demonstrated the first international Software Defined Networking (SDN)-only IP transit network of three Autonomous Systems (AS) managed as SDN domains. The partners took the approach of building and testing an Internet-scale SDN solution that not only embodies the SDN vision of separation of control and data, but enables seamless integration of SDN networks with the Internet.
This first implementation passed through 3 AS domains, namely Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) at Berkeley, REANNZ at Wellington, and Google research deployment at Victoria University, Wellington (NZ). ESnet’s node used the Corsa DP6420 640Gbps data plane as the OpenFlow hardware packet forwarder, controlled by the open-source VANDERVECKEN SDN controller stack (based on RouteFlow and Quagga).
NDM’14, the 4th International Workshop on Network-aware Data Management, will be held Sunday, Nov. 16, in conjunction with the SC14 conference in New Orleans. The workshop will be held from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in room 274 of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
The workshop, co-organized by ESnet’s Brian Tierney and Surendra Byna of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Mehmet Balman of VMware, Inc. and affiliated with Berkeley Lab, will feature keynote talks and technical presentations. Read more at: http://ndm-meeting.org
SC14 attendees can participate in the workshop either by adding Workshops to their Technical Program registration or buying a Workshops-only badge. See http://sc14.supercomputing.org/register for details.