Workshop on SDN, Summer 2015

UNINETT invited to a another workshop in our series of half day workshops on SDN at the end of the summer, August 27 2015. 8 people attended, arriving from Transpacket, Department of Telematics at NTNU and UNINETT. Two participants attended remotely from Oslo. The workshop program was the following 12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30-14:00 Welcome and round […]


Close to 1/3 of all main track presentation at SIGCOMM 2015 in London, August 18-20, addressed challenges and experiences related to data centres. Software Defined Networking was often the actual or assumed underlying technology. All SIGCOMM 2015 papers are available online  via the conference web site. A general impression is that most accepted work at […]

Network Performing Arts Production Workshop 2015

The annual “Network Performing Arts Production Workshop” took place at the very top floor of the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London in May 4-6 2015. UNINETT was present in the audience (but not performing, presenting or demonstrating anything this year). The workshop seems to attract a balanced mix of people with technical and […]


IETF92 was held in Dallas, TX, USA during the period March 22-27, 2015. This is a quick summery of some of the working groups that met during this week. NETCONF Data Modeling Language (NETMOD) This working group is working on YANG and YANG models. There was a very large attendance during this meeting as YANG […]

Genomics, Proteomics, Neuroinformatics.. *ics and Big Data

In previous post I mentioned about our Data Analysis as Service and its motivation & goals. In this post, I will describe what we have been doing in this area and our plans ahead. We have been working in Big data for more than a year now at Uninett. We have a cluster with 18 […]

Evolving Infrastructure for Data Intensive Computing

In earlier post I talked about Data Analytics as Service (DaaS) service, here we will discuss thoughts on how we can provide such a service with current modern data center technologies. Tl;Dr The container movement has taken whole data center approach by surprise. The main reason for this has been performance benefit, flexibility and reproducibility. […]

Data Analysis as Service

The goals for Data Analysis as Service (DaaS):  A service to enable processing of large data sets, so called Big Data, in parallel using data locality principle Able to share research data as well as processing pipeline with corresponding research communities. Imagine you are reading a scientific paper and thought about some modifications which you would […]

Trends for network control and management

Even though Software Defined Networking (SDN) has been around for a decade at least, it has gained significant momentum the last few years. See for instance [1] for comprehensive summary of the technology. The momentum stems very much from success stories told by large global players like Google, Facebook and Amazon about implementations of SDN […]