TREEHOUSE is an international research network for SDN (in particular multidomain SDN - how SDN-based networks could interoperate without necessarily relying on today's protocols). Experiments can be run on the platform simply by arrangement with participants. New participants can join by arranging their own connectivity with current participants (Eg, VPLS) and contributing hardware and controller software that can speak at least BGP. If in doubt - email email@example.com
is an SDN controller stack for research, based on RouteFlow. Some experiments are based on the VANDERVECKEN stack. TREEHOUSE participants sometimes use VANDERVECKEN, sometimes other controllers. As interoperability is key, participants are encouraged to be adventurous and diverse in their choice of hardware and software.
This is a selection of experiments conducted on the TREEHOUSE network.
- Project W
- OpenFlow forwarding real packets in hardware (historic)
- OpenFlow based distributed router and SDX fabric (carried production traffic for REANNZ, switches at REANNZ and VUW connected to the WIX)
- FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
- RIB to FIB compression via summarization (demonstrated ONS 2013, between ESnet and REANNZ)
- validating and enforcing routing announcements at layer 2 (in production on CARDIGAN)
- interdomain, interoperability
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