The PERIMETER consortium are pleased to announce that they have procured a FEDERICA slice for use within the project.
FEDERICA stands for Federated E-infrastructure Dedicated to European Researchers Innovating in Computing network Architectures. It is an FP7 project which started in January 2008 and is expected to run until October 2010. FEDERICA is the implementation of an experimental network infrastructure for trialling new networking technologies. The target users of the infrastructure are the researchers and the activities engaged in research “on” networking, using networks not just as the “tool” but primarily as the “subject’ of their work, making it an ideal choice for use in the PERIMETER project.
The FEDERICA slice procured by PERIMETER consists of five Virtual Nodes. These nodes will be used to deploy the PERIMETER Support Nodes and will allow for a natural maturation of the of the interconnection from a Layer 3 to a Layer 2 connection between the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB) testbeds used in PERIMETER. The slice will be used for a variety of purposes within PERIMETER including scalability, performance, network overloading and disruptive testing.
The WIT testbed connects to the FEDERICA slice via HEAnet – Ireland’s National Education & Research Network and the TUB testbed connects to the FEDERICA slice via DFN – Germany’s Research Network, as depicted in the above diagram.