Test-bed and demonstration activities

The main objective of this activity is to demonstrate an application development environment that will validate the new services and the infrastructure defined in the project. It gives the other activities the ability to verify their work through large scale experimentations.

One of the main goals of this activity is to verify the developments of other activities in a real environment with a set of real scientific and Grid applications as well as demonstrate the project outcome in a set of real-life scenarios. To achieve this, a test-bed will be constructed from communications equipment (optical switches, transmission equipment etc.), HPC/HPV and advanced Grid resources (like computing, visualisation and storage resources). The communications equipment will be the platform of the project's developments and implementations in order to allow applications to utilise the functionality of advanced optical networks and assure seamless cooperation of various interconnected test-beds.

Test-bed and demonstration
Figure 1 - Test-bed and demonstration
The local testbeds

The Phosphorus testbed will consist of multiple local testbeds located in several sites in and outside Europe. The testbeds will be provided by PSNC, CESNET, i2CAT, SURFnet, UESSEX, UvA, NORTEL, MCNC and CRC. Another local testbed (the VIOLA testbed) will be provided jointly by three Phosphorus partners: FHG, FZJ and UniBonn. An additional local testbed may be located at CCT at LSU which is not a member of the PHOSPHORUS consortium but has declared its interest in collaboration with the project. The consortium may also use some resources of SARA for testing the TOPS application. In this case SARA will be connected to SURFnet local testbed using SURFnet infrastructure

The global connections

The local testbeds will be interconnected with other local testbeds using multiple international & intercontinental optical networks (including GÉANT2 and others) to create a global, heterogeneous testbed comprising several technological and administrative domains. The structure of the testbed will be based on requirements of other Phosphorus activities, which will utilise the testbed in order to verify and demonstrate their developments.

Global conections schema
Figure 2 - Global conections schema
Activity Partners:
  • ADVA AG Optical Networking
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung
  • Fundació i2CAT
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Nextworks s.r.l.
  • Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • SURFnet b.v.
  • Communication Resource Center Canada
  • North Carolina Research & Education Network
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Figure 3 - Test-bed and demonstration activities - brochures