Archive for June 2014

Deliverable D4.3

This deliverable describes the LIGHTNESS network control plane interfaces specification, as a result of the architectural investigations and control plane interfaces design

Deliverable D4.2

The aim of this deliverable is to report the OpenFlow protocol extensions that have been designed to implement the LIGHTNESS southbound interface functionalities.

Deliverable D3.2

This document presents the results of the implementation and experimental evaluation of the hybrid data plane deployed in LIGHTNESS.

EuCNC 2014 Conference – Best Booth Award

The LIGHTNESS booth has been selected for the Best Booth Award. More details at EuCNC 2014 conference video blog.

ICTON 2014

N. Calabretta, Wang Miao, Jun Luo, S. Di Lucente, H. Dorren, “Experimental assessment of a scalable and flow-controlled optical switch system for flat datacenter networks (Invited),” 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2014, Graz, Austria.

IEEE Journal on Lightwave Technology

P. De Heyn, J. Luo, S. Di Lucente, N. Calabretta, H.J.S. Dorren, and D. Van Thourhout, “In-Band Label Extractor Based on Cascaded Si Ring Resonators Enabling 160 Gb/s Optical Packet Switching Modules,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1647-1653, 2014.

Photonics in Switching (PS) 2014

Nicola Calabretta, “Scalable and Low Latency Optical Packet Switching Architectures for High Performance Data Center Networks (invited),” Photonics in Switching (PS) 2014, San Diego, CA, US, 13 – 16 July 2014.


Nicola Calabretta, “Scalable and low latency optical packet switching architectures for High Performance Data Center networks,” Workshop on Next Generation Data Center, European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2014, Bologna, Italy.

PACE Workshop on New Uses of Path Computation Elements

Giacomo Bernini presented “LIGHTNESS – An SDN-enabled hybrid optical packet/circuit switched data centre network”, PACE Workshop on New Uses of Path Computation Elements, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain, June 16, 2014.