Updates: EDOBRA (Extending and Deploying OFELIA in Brazil)

Posted by on 17 June 2013 | 0 Comments

The OFELIA Island in Brazil, located at Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) is being deployed and by the end of June it is expected to complete the federation with OFELIA at Europe. The Island is based on L2/L3 switches (DATACOM) and also NetFPGA based switches with focus on new network architectures that consider aspects such as multicast and mobility in the presence of heterogeneous networks.

As the host of this OFELIA Island, UFU recently became an associated partner of FP7 FIBRE project (www.fibre-ict.eu), thus strengthening OFELIA international co-operation.

As a result of the work, a carrier-grade service level execution environment that extends SDN based services and puts together OpenFlow protocol and the Media Independent Handover protocol (IEEE 802.21) is being deployed and will be publicly available. Moreover, a clean slate network architecture, called Entity Title Architecture (ETARch), that applies new naming and addressing scheme based on the title and offers an integrated support to multicast and mobility within the Workspace is being deployed and will be experimented at scale under OFELIA.

Recently a paper, called “Enabling Network Mobility by Using IEEE 802.21 Integrated with the Entity Title Architecture” was presented at the XXXI Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC). This paper presents a partial view about the work that is being conducted under EDOBRA.