Infrastructure for new Internet research: the FEDERICA project
FEDERICA is a Research Infrastructure EC project started 1/1/2008 and ending 1/7/2010. It aims at creating a scalable, European wide “technology agnostic” multidomain infrastructure, made of computing systems and circuits resources, capable of virtualization, based on the NREN/GÈANT2 networks, to support experimental activities on new Internet architectures and protocols.
The consortium comprises national research and education networks, universities, research centres and equipment vendors. The infrastructure is composed initially by Gigabit Ethernet circuits, network nodes and computer systems supporting virtual nodes. The user can request a virtual network (a “slice”) composed by (virtual) circuits and (virtual) nodes for experimentation.
- Mauro Campanella, GARR