Phosphorus is an alliance of European and North American partners who are developing advanced solutions of application-level middleware and
underlying management and control plane technologies. It is a 30-month project begun in October 2006 and funded by the European Union (EU) Research Networking
Testbeds IST program.
The project mission is to address key technical challenges in enabling on-demand end-to-end network services across multiple domains; to treat the underlying
network as a first-class Grid resource; and to demonstrate solutions and functionalities across a testbed involving European National Research Networks, GÉANT2,
Cross Border Dark Fiber and GLIF connectivity infrastructures.
At SC07, Phosphorus partners demonstrated the project’s activities in the Poland research booth. They showed the usability of the Network Service Plane,
developed by the members of the Phosphorus consortium, for scientists and their applications. The Network Service Plane, which allows interoperability in a
seamless environment among different Network Resource Provisioning Systems (NRPS), will be verified in an environment composed of User Controlled Light Paths
(UCLP), Dynamic Resource Allocation Controller (DRAC) and Allocation and Reservation in Grid-enabled Optic Networks (ARGON).
University of Amsterdam
SARA Computing and Networking Services
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (Project Coordinator)
Athens Information Technology Institute
Research Academic Computer Technology Institute
University of Patras
Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SAIC) and Institute for Media Communication (IMK)
Research Centre Jülich
University of Bonn
University of Essex
University of Wales-Swansea
Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology
Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University
Communications Research Centre