Cooperation agreement with KISTI
The PHOSPHORUS project consortium, and specifically, its Work Package 1, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a non-EU institution: the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information, which holds an outstanding position on the Asia research community. This cooperation, started at the end of 2008, explores the possibility to share the experience and technical knowledge and research between PHOSPHORUS and KISTI, letting the latter join as a new member on the optical dynamic switching test-bed controlled by the Harmony system in Phosphorus. KISTI has connected its data plane with Harmony's data plane via GLORIAD/Canarie and the Communications Research Centre in Canada. Moreover, Harmony software is controlling now the Korean segment of the test-bed, having KISTI installed Argia software as their Network Resource Provisioning System. This new domain was involved in the successful demonstrations of Harmony at the PHOSPHORUS booth in the Terena Networking Conference 2009. Further information can be found in http://tnc2009.terena.org.
The demonstration performed in the PHOSPHORUS booth showed a live High Definition video streaming between KISTI and TNC09 venue using a dedicated path between Daejeon (Korea) and Malaga (Spain). The path was dynamically requested, scheduled and configured on users demand a few moments before the transmission, showing Harmony's advance reservation capabilities. The workflow of the main demonstration consisted of one client located in the conference venue making an advance reservation in the Harmony system. When the start time arrived, the brokering system activated the data plane connection involving KISTI, CRC, i2CAT, and TNC domains. One computer in KISTI started streaming the HD video towards the client, who visualized the video in the conference venue.'