DRAGON GMPLS Control Plane Software & Documentation
The DRAGON (Dynamic Resource Allocation via GMPLS Optical Networks) project is conducting research and developing technologies to enable dynamic provisioning of network resources on an interdoman basis across heterogeneous network technologies. A DRAGON network architecture and control plane is defined which aims to leverage the maturing of network technologies (such as WDM, Ethernet, and Next-Generation SONET) to demonstrate the power and flexibility of a "hybrid" packet and circuit switched network infrastructure. A key element is the extension of the GMPLS IP control plane to enable multi-domain, multi-layer, multi-service provisioning with robust levels of authentication, authorization, and accounting.
This web site includes the following:
- GMPLS Control Plane Overview
- NARB Software and Documentation
- Application Specific Topology Builder (ASTB)
- Other Control Plane Software and Documentation
- Inter-domain Instantiation Descriptions (for DRAGON and HOPI Networks)
- Instructions for simulating a GMPLS network in a User Mode Linux environment
For additional information about the experimental RON testbed in the Washington D.C. metro area, please refer to the general DRAGON project web site
. The DRAGON project is a collaboration amongst the following institutions:
- University of Maryland (UMD), Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)
- University of Southern California (USC), Information Sciences Institute (ISI)
- George Mason University (GMU)
We are extremely grateful to the National Science Foundation for supporting the DRAGON project.