First weeks since OFELIA Facility become operational

For several weeks now, OFELIA facility has been placed at disposal of researchers. The usage of the OFELIA facility is provided “as is” as a free-of-charge best-effort service. Any user accepting the usage policy is welcome to experiment on the OpenFlow-enabled testbed.

The five original islands of the OFELIA facility are open to the public, each performing as an independent testbed, being federated in the next phase of the project which is about to start.

In addition, the global OFELIA facility has been extended by the creation of three new local islands in the premises of the new OFELIA partners coming from the first Open Call (CREATE-NET and CNIT), giving a total of eight islands all soon available to experiment on them:

  • Colchester, England (UEssex)
  • Berlin, Germany (TUB)
  • Zurich, Switzerland (ETHZ)
  • Barcelona, Spain (i2CAT)
  • Ghent, Belgium (IBBT)
  • Rome and Catania, Italy (CNIT)
  • Trento, Italy (CREATE-NET)

In conjunction with the OpenFlow enable testbed, the public open of the OFELIA facility to the research community, has been released together with the version 0.14 of the OFELIA CF (OCF), the fifth stable version of the experiment management software, which counts with several improvements since v0.1:

  • Better notification system through Message Panel and email, for users and administrators.
  • GUI improvements regarding data visualization and workflow.
  • AJAX technology for real-time resource status monitoring.
  • Installation and update processes simplified by the usage of the ofver v0.21 tool (
  • Extensive bug fixing and improvements pointing to better stability based on the public experience.
OFELIA CF Resource Visualization Panel

OFELIA CF Resource Visualization Panel

In all the islands different projects have been registered and various experiments are already ongoing. OFELIA facility users mainly are from Europe, but the testbed also attracted interest and experimenters from the U.S., Latin America and China.

In the particular case of i2CAT’s island, in addition to several testing projects, the testbed has been used for a demo in the last ONS, and five more projects coming from institutions from Brazil, Ireland, Italy, India and China are taking place so far.

Visit the OFELIA documentation wiki to get more information about the available equipment in the different islands and how to start experimenting using OFELIA testbed, or the project site for latest news.

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