Networking Investigate

ORAN: OpenFlow Routers for Academic Networks

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Executive Summary

The authors present the design and prototyping of an OpenFlow-enabled Gigabit Ethernet switch based on an ATCA industrial standard platform. Their work consists of an architectural design for introducing OpenFlow switch functionalities to the ATCA switching platform, design and development of an enhanced library for OpenFlow protocol stack, and porting the data-path functionalities and protocol end-point to the selected platform. They also carry out several performance evaluation tests on the developed switching platform and present selected results.

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