Agile Optical Networks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-06ER84514
Award Id:
78051
Agency Tracking Number:
80215S06-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
13331 Misty Dawn Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Nara Kamath
Mr.
(703) 793-1772
nara_kamath@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
Nara Kamath
Mr.
(703) 793-1772
nara_kamath@yahoo.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The successful execution of the current high-capacity optical-networking environment, which supports supercomputing centers at the DOE national laboratories, requires adpative and finer-grained management/set-up of necessary bandwidth and low-delay paths between distributed applications. Whereas manual management techniques have been implemented in test beds and moderate-capacity networks, the approach is not sufficient for managing large-scale networks, such as the ESnet and the National Lambda Rail, that connect tens of supercomputing centers with thousands of super servers and several thousands users. This project will develop an automated, distributed-control system for large-scale networks, along with associated tools for its users and operators. Phase I will develop a statement-of-objectives document, in which the end-to-end aspects of networking will be documented, user needs will be formulated, and measurement/monitoring needs will be defined. A strategy for managing network components (including MPLS, GMPLS, Lambda Switching, SONET cross-connect, add-drop-multiplexing, network path optimization, scheduling, and flow control) from a control plane will be defined. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: In addition to the DOE application, the technology should be applicable to distributed large scale computing and network configurations in the DoD, NASA, universitiy research, NIH, bioinformatics, search engine warehouses, and print media

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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