Wednesday, March 16, 2011

GEC10 Demo Night

After multiple cab rides and a scenic tour of several areas of San Juan I wouldn't dare go after dark, I made it to the Sheraton Conference Center (not to be confused with the Sheraton Old Town)  in time to setup for the Tuesday night demos.

IU had 3 demos last night:  GENI Meta Operations Center (GMOC), KetKarma and Openflow Campus Trials.  I was responsible for the Openflow Campus Trials Demo and, as luck would have it, nearly all of the monitoring work Chris Small has done is now rolled into the GMOC tools and was on display in the GMOC demo.  Also, John Meylor and Camillo Viecco were on hand and fully prepared to answer questions about Measurement Manager, so I was able to spend quite a bit of time checking out the other demos.  

Ericsson had a really compelling demo of their  MPLS implementation for Openflow that utilizes NOX and Quagga.  UQAM unveiled an EZ-Chip network processor based 100G switch that fully implements the Openflow 1.1 spec.  As far as I know, this is the first complete implementation of Openflow 1.1 and at 100Gbps no less !!   Sounds like they still have some more work to do before this is ready for use, but it looks like they could have a really compelling platform.

I had a number of really good discussions about Openflow that continued through dinner and a drink in Old San Juan.  Now on to the real work of the conference on Wednesday !

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