OpenFlow for the second time in a row won the best demo award as well as the best poster award at SIGCOMM 2009 in Barcelona. The OpenFlow “Room” at SIGCOMM showcased the use of the FlowVisor to divide partition the stanford production network at Stanford into 5 virtual slices and production traffic as well as 4 separate experiments on these slices. Each experiment had its own OpenFlow controller, and the FlowVisor segregated traffic as well as forwarding decisions betweek the slices.
The individual experiments that ran in parallel were:
- OpenPipes, a system to prototype high-speed networking hardware by connecting separate components via an OpenFlow network.
- Plug-n-Serve, a controller that takes a network of switches and turns them into a distributed load balancer.
- OpenRoads, a demonstration of how multiple virtual mobility managers can coexist on a wireless network and increase transmission quality via bi-casting.
- Aggregation, a demonstration of a controller and UI that can aggregate large numbers of flows into classes of traffic and manage them efficiently.
OpenRoads was separately named the best poster of SIGCOMM 2009.
Congratulations to everyone on the team including Rob, Glen, Masayoshi, KK, Jad, Yiannis, Nikhil, Srini, Tatsuya, Guru, Guido and Nick here in Barcelona and David, David, Mikio, Julius, Adam, Brandon and Paul in the US. Also many thanks to the teams from NEC, HP and Nicira, without them this would not have been possible.
Over the next weeks we will post videos of the demos as well as the posters itself on this blog. Stay tuned!