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Archive for December, 2008

Video of Mobile VMs Demo

December 4th, 2008, yiannisy in OpenFlow Blog

The last three months, we presented variations of our Mobile VMs Demo at different venues including SIGCOMM 2008, GEC-3 and Supercomputing 2008.

We demonstrated Virtual Machine mobility, client mobility and GUI-based flow dragging, on a centrally controlled network spanning across Stanford, Internet 2 and JGN2plus in Japan.

This video gives Openflow basic background and explains the demo with slides, pictures and video clips.

Check it out!

Video is also available in a larger size and HD.

OpenFlow article in Nikkei NETWORK magazine

December 3rd, 2008, Masa in OpenFlow Blog

An article on OpenFlow titled “Programmable Flow Switch” was recently published in the Japanese magazine Nikkei NETWORK (Dec 2008 issue), one of the most read subscription based networking magazines in Japan.

The article appeared in the “New Face” section and introduced OpenFlow as a programmable flow switch technology that may be used for testing and experiments in future networking infrastructure.

Version 0.8.9 Released

December 2nd, 2008, brandonh in OpenFlow Blog

OpenFlow version 0.8.9 has been released, with over 23 (!) new features and spec changes (see release notes on wiki).

The package is available on the downloads page, and the corresponding spec is on the documents page.  NetFPGA is not yet supported for this release, but will be soon.  Thanks goes to everyone who made this release possible!

Notable in this release:

  • Spec improves consistency across multiple vendors
  • More descriptive capability reporting
  • IP subnetting capability
  • 802.1D Spanning Tree