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Thursday, March 10


Transforming Networks to an All-IT based Infrastructure with OCP and Open Networking
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exWDwTQFBHE

As the leading telecom operator in Korea, SK Telecom is trying to transform its infrastructure into All-IT based unified infrastructure to prepare for changing environments. One of the key components in such transformation is utilizing commodity hardware and open source to implement telco-grade SDN environment. As an attempt to achieve aforementioned goal, SK Telecom ran a PoC on how OCP certified networking hardware can be utilized for telco-level operating environment.

Specifically, one task was porting an OpenFlow agent on ONL (Open Network Linux) and FB Wedge for SDN use case to interact with SONA, SKT’s SDN Platform based on ONOS project. Another task was porting a new network OS (OpenSwitch) on FB Wedge, to support legacy networking use case. With the PoC, SK Telecom could learn the lessons and details on how to improve legacy network infra and adopt SDN feature, with commodity hardware & customized hardware based on open architecture. Another approach SK Telecom has been taking on customized hardware with open architecture is to build a converged network appliance design for virtualized network services. T-CAP is the latest approach toward such goal, pursuing both flexibility & cost effectiveness. The first hardware model of T-CAP will be displayed during the summit. Open Networking has created new opportunities and new challenges for Data Center designers and implementers. Many customers are used to using monolithic solutions from a single integrator.

When using Open Networking solutions from multiple providers, a few key questions arise: will it all work? Are there common interfaces I can use to monitoring and control the hardware? How do Data Center designers and implementers ensure that the components they’ve chosen will be interoperable?

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Junho Suh

Research Engineer, SK Telecom
Currently, I am a research engineer at SKT. Before joining SKT, I received a Ph.D. in network systems at Seoul National University in 2015. Prior to SNU, I received BS at KAIST in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2008. While doing BS, I joined WINE lab and carried out... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Lower Level: LL21F


ToRC – Applications, Microservices, and VNFs controlled by the Top-of-Rack Switch
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM3iSWkQODU

What happens when you put a micro server into your network switch? Julius Mueller and Marcel Neuhausler from AT&T Foundry take an edge-computing scenario to showcase and demo how a ToRC (Top-of-Rack Controller) and its extended resource-awareness enables a switch to orchestrate an application in a highly cost-effective and autonomous way. ToRC is based on different open source projects (Mesos, Docker, FBOSS, ONL…) running on an OCP switch (FB Wedge) managing OCP compute hardware.

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Julius Mueller

Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Foundry
Julius Mueller works in the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto as Member of Technical Staff focused on virtualization of fixed and mobile networks. He holds a PhD degree that he received for his work in the area of Cross Layer Optimization for Next Generation Networks and Future Internet at... Read More →
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Marcel Neuhausler.

Principal Software Engineer, AT&T Foundry
Marcel Neuhausler is a Principal Software Engineer in the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto focusing on resource-conscious distributed systems. He is still fascinated by the fact that very little has changed in networking since he taught network programming on TCP/IP, Sun RPC/XDR, and DE... Read More →

Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Lower Level: LL21F


Building an OCP-based Telco CDN Platform
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTo6VWgFCBU

Telco industry have recently embraced the Open Compute Project with the objective of bringing rapid innovation to telco data centers. Facing the growth of internet traffic, especially with the movement towards video content, deployment of Content Delivery Network (CDN) in an operator's network has been the major technical and economic response by telco carriers.

However, there is a subtle difference between building a CDN infrastructure as opposed to a data center, especially for video streaming where bandwidth alone is not enough. There is a need to be able to deliver video steadily and reliably to 100K users simultaneously without so much as a hiccup. At 100G rates and the requirement to deliver packets flawlessly to so many users, managing each individual stream in software is simply not an option. Having the right choice of hardware and software therefore becomes the key to building an efficient Telco CDN appliance. In this presentation, we discuss some of the challenges of CDN, its requirement from underlying infrastructure and how it can be delivered with an OCP based platform.

Thursday March 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Lower Level: LL21F


Low Latency Analytics Platforms for Mobile Edge Computing
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDbY3bNRU4U

We are seeing a convergence of analytics workloads needing HPC type achitectures in both traditional servers and cloud. Analytics workloads are starting to be deployed at the edge of the wireless and wireline networks for a variety of use cases that require ultra low latency. In this presentation as HPC type computing gets deployed into the wireless 4G advanced and 5G networks, we show how some of the analytics workloads that have to be performed close to the edge of the network near users are well serviced using the low latency RapidIO enabled computing being worked on in the OCP. The presentation shows highly dense computing and Top of Rack Switching suitable for modular deployments in either central offices or ruggedized outdoor formats.


Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Lower Level: LL21F


Open rack enhancements for regulatory approvals and support for telco use cases
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS3rNAjf3No

In order to deploy commercially OCP Open Rack, mandatory regulatory approvals needed (FCC, CE, KCCI..)


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Lower Level: LL21F


Open GPON Specification
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amfnlezHiSk


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Lower Level: LL21F


XGS-PON 10Gbs Specification Proposal
Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYwvn9X_Jbs

Presentation of the XGS-PON Line Card Specification based on the Broadcom SoC chip sets. XGS-PON is the next generation and provides 10Gbps symmetric speed.

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Robert Mapes

Robert Mapes is Principle Member Technical Staff, AT&T Access Architecture and Design, where he designs network components and architecture in support of AT&T’s GigaPower FTTx based Wireline Access evolution, and he also helps develop Optical Access Networking/Next Generation... Read More →

Mike Meche

Principle Member of Tech Staff, AT&T Converged Access & Device Technology

Thursday March 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Lower Level: LL21F