Today was the demo session at the GENI Engineering Conference in San Diego and the demos included a number of OpenFlow systems.
- Integrated Control Framework Demo by a joint team of Stanford University and BBN. Using the OMNI command line tool, a researcher can reserve both PlanetLab compute nodes as well as an OpenFlow based networking substrate. The demo used the Expedient aggregate manager for OpenFlow Networks as well as the Opt-In manager. Essentially all of this demo came together over the past 4 weeks due to a heroic effort of the Stanford and BBN teams. Wiki page with more information is here.
- Expedient, a control framework with a graphical UI for OpenFlow based resources. The version demonstrated additionally can be accessed via the GENI API through a proxy.
- Aster*x, the OpenFlow based load balancer. This is the successor to the plug-n-serve system and the demo ran across a number of OpenFlow networks including Stanford, BBN, Princeton, Indiana and University of Washington.
- Transport and Aggregation. This was a combination of the aggregation demo from SIGCOMM 2009 and the optical transport integration done together with Ciena. Details here.
- WiMax. A demo from the OpenRoads team done together with two other WiMax demos at the conference.
- Clemson University showed their graphical UI for configuring the slices on their local OpenFlow deployment. The UI looked great and there are a number of similarities with the Expedient UI.
Thanks to the 20+ people involved in putting these demos together, they were a big success. A few pictures below, more in the photo gallery of the demo session.