IEEE Webinar on Software Defined Networks set for Tuesday October 30
|October 26, 2012||Posted by COMauthor under COMSOC, CS, Region 6||
Notice to all our IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society members, and to our COMSOC members who need to know about Software Defined networks:
Our friends in the IEEE Oregon Section are hosting a free webinar on this topic next Tuesday October 30. Please see the webinar topic summary, and the telephone number and sign in code to use. Thank you, John Prohodsky of the IEEE Oregon Section Computer Society Chapter for sending us this information, even if there is only a short notice.
OK, Foothill Section members, JUST have someone else in your household hand out the HALLOWEEN candy to all the little trick or treaters!!!!!! and attend this webinar.
Webinar Topic: Software Defined Networking, OpenFlow, ARCCN,
and the Skolkovo Innovation Centre
Webinar speaker Dr. Carolyn Turbyfill
Director of Engineering
The Applied Research Center for Computer Networks (ARCCN), Moscow
Summary: Software Defined Networking (SDN) replaces dedicated network hardware with standards based software running on servers that implements the control plane of switches and routers. Dr. Turbyfill will discuss ARCCN’s work to provide an OpenFlow standard-based application development network platform taking much of the features and functionality that exist inside custom proprietary software and driving it into an open SDN space. OpenFlow is an API that links an Ethernet switch and a controller. OpenFlow implements layer 2 Ethernet switches as flows directed by a centralized controller(s).
Or, in simpler words for our IEEE FOOTHILL Section emerging COMSOC engineers, the system control is done in software on servers, while the data passes through the standard network devices (switches, routers, etc).
ARCCN is a non-profit organization, located in the Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow. Skolkovo is Russia’s answer to Silicon Valley. Its goal is “to concentrate international intellectual capital, thereby stimulating the development of break-through projects and technologies.” Dr. Turbyfill will also discuss ARCCN’s relationship with Skolkovo and how ARCCN is building collaborative relationships with international academic, research and commercial organizations to achieve its goals.
Time and date: 6:45 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 30th
Call-in toll-free number: 1-866-2030920
Conference code: 407 559 5511