Press releases

InCNTRE SDN Lab to open doors for non-ONF members

December 8, 2014

The Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Lab is set to reap the benefits of the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) recent decision to extend the OpenFlow Conformance Testing Program to non-members.

The conformance test gives networking vendors an opportunity to show that their product works with a particular version of OpenFlow. Verification by InCNTRE will now authorize non-ONF members to use the OpenFlow conformance logo and publicize their OpenFlow conformance.

"The more vendors that enter this space, the more momentum SDN and OpenFlow will have behind it — and that is good for the entire industry," said InCNTRE Director Ron Milford. The ONF selected the InCNTRE SDN Lab as the first independent lab approved for testing in 2012.

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Open Networking Foundation Drives Commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow™ Protocol at Third PlugFest

ONF Sees Increasing Implementation of OpenFlow 1.3 in Commercial and Test Controllers and Switches

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 19, 2013The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Software-Defined Networking (SDN), completed its third semi-annual PlugFest designed to drive interoperability, deployment, and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow™ protocol. Hosted June 3-7 at the Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE), the first ONF certified lab for conformance testing, the event was attended by nearly 50 network engineers from 20 member companies with the common goal of ensuring that new SDN protocols work across all of their products. This year's event saw more than 90 percent of member companies participating in testing of OpenFlow 1.3.

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Indiana University and Orange Silicon Valley researchers unveil faster, more efficient method to move big data

December 3, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — From predicting the path of severe weather to creating drugs that combat disease, big data is critical to the discoveries that improve human life. However, the current production of digital data exceeds the ability to move it over computer networks. A new Indiana University-business collaboration is changing that dynamic.

A recent networking breakthrough from IU researchers, in collaboration with Orange Silicon Valley and DataDirect Networks, showed that data sharing can be faster and more efficient over wide area networks (WAN). The team performed the world's first demonstration of RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) across a wide area network using the Lustre file system.

The advancement came at the recent Supercomputing 12 (SC12) conference in Salt Lake City. SC12 is one of the most important events in the field of advanced computing, attracting thousands of attendees from around the world.

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IU recognized by Internet2 for role in new 100G network

November 8, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Indiana University networking experts were recently recognized by Internet2 for their efforts to enhance broadband connectivity and support advanced services and cloud applications across the United States. Their efforts will help provide advanced networking features for more than 200,000 of the country's community anchor institutions, including libraries, hospitals, K-12 schools, community colleges and public safety organizations.

Leaders at Internet2, operators of the nation's fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, praised IU's contributions at a recent ceremony that launched the United States' first 100 Gigabit per second (Gbps) open, transcontinental, software-defined network. IU's Chris Robb and Steve Wallace were both singled out for their efforts.

"We are honored that Internet2 chose to commend IU," said IU Associate Vice President of Networks David E. Jent, who was also recognized at the event. "The entire IU team has done a fantastic job helping to advance research and innovation across the United States with the lighting of this new network, and we look forward to many more collaborations with Internet2."

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