2016 Technology Exchange

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Advanced Technology Demonstrations

All Advanced Technology Demonstrations will be located in Biscayne Ballroom on the Second Level.  We highly recommend visiting these demos during the following non-programmatic times:

Monday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:30PM (Lunch), 3:20-3:50PM (PM Break), 5:30-7:00PM (Welcome Reception)
Tuesday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:30PM (Lunch), 3:20-3:50PM (PM Break)
Wednesday: 7:00-8:30AM (Breakfast), 9:50-10:20AM (AM Break), 12:10-1:30PM (Lunch), 3:00-3:50PM (PM Break)

A High Performance Software Switch "Lagopus" and its Applications

Organization: NTT, FIU/AMPATH, Internet2 

NTT has independently implemented the OpenFlow switch software called "Lagopus." The “Lagopus” is designed to achieve a high throughput performance for 10/40/100 Gigabit networks and also to perfectly comply with the OpenFlow 1.3 specifications. The source code of the software is opened to public for general purpose applications. Using the switch software, we can design flexible and economical network systems and applications that can directly control the destination of IP packets, duplicate and/or drop them, and so on. We will demonstrate the IP copy-cast function by using OpenFlow switches on which Lagopus software is installed. During this demonstration, we will show the function that enables to flexibly control the destination and the duplication of 1.5-Gbps uncompressed HD/Ultra HD video streams by using “Lagopus” switches installed in Internet2 POP in McLean/VA and AMAPTH POP in Miami/FL. We will also show the throughput test results of the fastest Lagopus OpenFlow switch with 40 GbE network interfaces. You can see the switch can achieve the wire-rate speed IP packets transfer for the packets larger than 512 bytes. 

Community Virtual and Augmented Reality Experience Zone 


Virtual and augmented reality technologies are an important emerging space for the research and education community. It is difficult to describe the impact of these technologies without firsthand experience - seeing is believing. Visit the experience zone to try virtual and augmented realities for yourself, including the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft Hololens, Samsung GearVR, and Google Cardboard. This experience is made possible through the efforts of the University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research and the Internet2 Metaverse Working Group.

TIER DevOps Environment - First View of New TIER Community Testing and Usability Platform

Organization: Internet2

Community members will get a first view of a new TIER community testing and usability platform, also known as the Demo Workbench. Attendees will have the chance to see first-hand demonstrations, examples and “showcase explanations” of work products being generated through the efforts of the TIER Working Group teams, including:

  •  A functional IAM infrastructure integrated into the Demo Workbench, including a cross-reference with the TIER Reference Architecture as one of many narrative use cases
  • ​Consent-informed Attribute Release (CAR) service live demo
  • IdMatch service and its integration into the Demo Workbench
  • Preview of COmanage v1.1.0 including capabilities for loading external source records

For more information and individual demo times, please see the TIER Demo Schedule here