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Heidelberg, Germany

Wahle S.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems | Harjoc B.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems | Campowsky K.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems | Magedanz T.,Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems | Gavras A.,Eurescom Eurescom GmbH
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems | Year: 2010

Large future internet research programs such as GENI, FIND, and FIRE are under way that will have a global impact on the current and future internet. Experimental facilities and testbeds are needed to support both revolutionary and evolutionary approaches for re-thinking and improving the internet architecture. The resource federation framework proposed by the authors makes available multi-domain testbeds providing heterogeneous cross-layer infrastructures for broad testing and experimentation purposes. Currently, it is unclear how new concepts and ideas developed by the future internet research community can be integrated into production systems while preserving infrastructure operator investments. Service oriented experimental facilities are required that integrate technologies and concepts across various domains and layers and actively incorporate different market players. In this article, we briefly introduce the network domain federation model as the basis and architectural mindset for the Pan-European Laboratory (Panlab) concept, introduce technical architecture refinements, and outline first implementation results. Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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