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Software Defined Services: Exchange Points (SDX) and ScienceDMZs (SD-SDMZ)

Time 09/26/16 01:30PM-02:10PM

Room Trianon

Session Abstract

The session describes a "Software Defined Exchange (SDX)" and a "Software Defined ScienceDMZ (SD-SDMZ)" developed and deployed by the University of Maryland Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (UMD/MAX). Built upon a common Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) technology base, the SDX and SD-SDMZ enables a scalable, multi-tenancy environment, where each user or user group can allocate dedicated resources and use in an isolated, independent, and elastic fashion. In addition, external resources have been integrated such as direct connections to public clouds along with advanced network services from Internet2 and ESnet. The result is a network exchange point or a campus edge facility where users can obtain traditional network or data transfer services and/or request on-demand specialized topologies which integrate local compute/storage and external resources.

The notion of a "service marketplace" is introduced where third parties can utilize the SDX or SD-SDMZ SDI based infrastructure to provide tailored services. This session will include a description of a "MAX AWS Service" which allows for user specific internal Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources to be dynamically attached to the Washington International Exchange (WIX) connected MAX AWS US-East Region Direct Connect. The WIX is an international exchange point located in McLean Virginia and is jointly managed by Internet2 and MAX. This deployment includes GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) Aggregate Manager functionality such that these services can be included as part of regular GENI Stitching operations.

This session includes a demonstration utilizing the SD-SDMZ deployed at the UMD Cyberinfrastructure Center. Dynamic instantiation of a hybrid topology which includes local compute/storage integrated with AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources will demonstrate the power of SDI based infrastructures to support domain science specific topologies. The UMD Cyberinfrastructure Center facility is located in College Park, Maryland and hosts the UMD Deepthought2 HPC system.

These systems were developed as part of several research activities including the NSF funded High Performance Computing with Data and Network Acceleration (HPCDNA), the GENI Project Office funded "GENI Enabled SDX", and the DOE funded "Resource Aware Intelligent Network Services (RAINS)" projects.


Speaker Xi Yang University of Maryland - College Park

Speaker Tom Lehman University of Maryland - College Park

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media item thumbnail Software Defined Services: Exchange Points (SDX) and ScienceDMZs (SD-SDMZ)

Speaker Tom Lehman Virnao

Speaker Xi Yang University of Maryland - College Park

Primary track Advanced Networking

Secondary tracks Advanced Networking

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