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Federated E-infrastructure Dedicated to European Researchers Innovating in Computing

Abbreviation: 
FEDERICA

The FEDERICA project will create a European wide “technology agnostic” infrastructure made of Gigabit circuits, transmission equipment and computing nodes capable of virtualization to host experimental activities on new Internet architectures and protocols.

The FEDERICA network is based on the Research & Education multi-gigabit networks footprint. Circuits are terminated in Points of Presence (PoPs) of NRENs and GÉANT2, hosting FEDERICA nodes capable of virtualising hosts e.g. open source routers and end nodes. Virtual slices of FEDERICA’s infrastructure may be allocated to network researchers for testing even with disruptive experiments within a large production substrate. The researchers will have full control on the allocated virtual nodes and network slice and access network monitoring information. 
Internal project research is focused on understanding and producing initial solutions for monitoring, management and control of parallel virtual networks.

Class: 
International project
Period: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - Thu, 06/30/2011
Type: 
Contratti UE (Progetti di Ricerca Europei)
Sub-type: 
FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Partner: 
  • Consortium Garr (Gestione Ampliamento Rete Ricerca) (Italy)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Nemzeti Informacios Infrastruktura Fejlesztesi Iroda (Hungary)
  • Entidad Publica Empresarial Red.Es (Spain)
  • Martel GMBH (Suisse)
  • Cesnet, Zajmove Sdruzeni Pravnickych Osob (Czech Republic)
  • Fundacao Para a Computacao Cientifica Nacional – FCCN (Portugal)
  • Nordunet A/S (Denmark)
  • Verein Zur Foerderung Eines Deutschen Forschungsnetzes Dfn Verein E.V. (Germany)
  • Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited (Uk)
  • Trans-European Research And Education Networking Association (Netherlands)
  • Heanet LTD (Irland)
  • Switch -Teleinformatikdienste Fuer Lehre Und Forschung (Suisse)
  • Juniper Networks Ireland Limited (Ireland)
  • Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (Sweden)
  • Greek Research and Technology Network S.A. (Greece)
  • Fundacio Privada I2CAT, Internet i Innovacio Digital a Catalunya (Spain)
  • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Pan W Poznaniu (Poland)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Coordinator: 
No
Management: 
Consortium Garr (Gestione Ampliamento Rete Ricerca) (Italy)
Budget: 
5.17 millions euros
Length: 
30