Oct 16 – 20, 2017
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Fancy Networking

Oct 18, 2017, 4:25 PM


1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801 Japan 36°09'01.0"N 140°04'28.1"E 36.150290, 140.074485
Security & Networking Networking and security


Tristan Suerink (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))


We've redesigned our HPC/Grid network to be capable of full network function virtualisation, to be prepared for large amounts of 100Gbps connections, and to be 400G ready. In this talk we want to take you through the design considerations for a fully non-blocking 6 Tbps virtual network, and what type of features we have build-in for the cloudification of our clusters using OpenContrail. Through the integration of OpenContrail and OpenStack, we will be able to offer fully virtualised machines (and containers) for both IaaS and the (grid) Platform service, while retaining high-performance access to both local storage and our global network peers at 100+ Gbps.

In support of our wide area plans, in the beginning of this year we've done experiments using novel (and at that time experimental) DWDM equipment from Juniper between Amsterdam and Geneva, in collaboration with SURFnet and CERN.
We want to share the results and the pitfalls of these type of connections and why it is useful to do these tests.

Desired length 20 minutes

Primary author

Tristan Suerink (Nikhef National institute for subatomic physics (NL))

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