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The FEDERICA project aims at creating a scalable, Europe-wide "technology agnostic" infrastructure, based on the NREN and GÉANT2 networks, that is able to host experimental activities related to new Internet architectures and protocols.

The FEDERICA infrastructure is based on circuits contributed by the participating NRENs, and became operational as scheduled in September 2008. The infrastructure is currently comprised of Gigabit Ethernet circuits, layer 2 and layer 3 switching, and servers supporting virtualization. Circuits interconnect Points of Presence (PoPs) of NRENs, hosting virtualized FEDERICA nodes (V-nodes) separate from the production gear.

Virtual "slices" of FEDERICA's infrastructure are allocated to network researchers to conduct disruptive emulation experiments within a large production substrate.
Users can request a virtual infrastructure ("slice") composed of a combination of circuits (up to 1Gb/s) and V-nodes. These "slices" can include: routed IP circuits (IPv4, IPv6 unicasting and multicasting) and/or system(s) and/or routers.

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PDF Documents DJRA1.2: Solutions and protocols proposal for the network control, management and monitoring in a virtualized network context

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