This is a recording of Global CENTRA Webinar on 16 January 2018 (6-7 PM US EST): PRAGMA-ENT: An International SDN testbed for cyberinfrastructure in the Pacific Rim, presented by Dr. Kohei Ichikawa, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan.
00:00 Introduction by Shinji Shimojo, Osaka University and National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
01:20 Presentation begins
02:00 Outline of today's talk
02:44 Introduction of PRAGMA and PRAGMA-ENT
06:11 Characteristics of PRAGMA
07:58 Technology shifting - virtualization
10:15 Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
12:45 Goals of PRAGMA-ENT and its participants + resources
14:51 ENT Architecture: Data Plane & Resources; Control Plane
31:34 Applications: eScience Vsiualization; Satellite Image Sharing between Taiwan and Japan
34:20 Applications: Flow Control for Streamings on Tiled Display Wall
36:04 Recent extensions of PRAGMA-ENT: Inter-Cloud Services of NII/SINET
43:40 Conclusion and Future Plan
45:00 Q & A, discussions
The PRAGMA Experimental Network Testbed (PRAGMA-ENT) is an international Software-Defined Networking (SDN)/OpenFlow testbed for use by PRAGMA researchers and collaborators. The goal of PRAGMA-ENT is to enable researchers to freely access network resources to develop, experiment with, and evaluate new ideas without concerns of interfering with a production network. The network programmability brought by SDN technology allow us to create a suitable research environment for each collaborative research. For this purpose, the participating researchers mutually agree to contribute and share a reasonable and minimal set of computing and network resources to build the testbed, and establish high-speed network connections between the organizations with national research and education network (NREN). This will expose SDN to the broader PRAGMA community and facilitate the long-tail of eScience by creating new collaborations and infrastructure among institutes in the Pacific Rim area.
In the CENTRA project, we would like to solicit more research experiments on the SDN testbed from the researchers who have research ideas needed to be evaluated on widely distributed environments. We would like to also extend this international infrastructure to broader communities and institutions through CENTRA.
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