OpenFlow

As researchers, how can we run experiments in our campus networks?

  • Amenable to high-performance and low-cost implementations.
  • Capable of supporting a broad range of research.
  • Assured to isolate experimental traffic from production traffic.
  • Consistent with vendor’s need for closed platforms.

Preliminary results suggested that an Ethane controller based ? ? on a low-cost desktop PC could process over 10,000 new flows per second — enough for a large college campus.