Archive for March, 2012

Mantychore in the Greenstar Network Test case

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by

GEANT have published that Greenstar Network Test case with contributions from the Mantychore project made by Andrew Mackarel, from Heanet.

The GreenStar Network aims to demonstrate that it is possible to reduce the carbon footprint of ICT without decreasing performance.

See the complete information at: http://www.geant.net/Media_Centre/Media_Library/Media%20Library/GEANT_and_the_GreenStar_Network.pdf

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GEYSERS MoU

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by

The goal of the GEYSERS project is to qualify optical infrastructure providers and network operators with a new architecture, to enhance their traditional business operations, with the participation of a consortium of NRENs, universities, research institutions, SMEs, and manufacturers.

The Mantychore project will follow the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) paradigm to enable National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and other e-Infrastructure providers to enhance their service portfolio by building and deploying software and tools to provide infrastructure resources like routers, switches, optical devices, and IP networks as a service to virtual research communities: Network as a Service.

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ERINA+ MoU

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by

ERINA+ is a project partially funded by the European Commission (EC) under the 7thFramework Programme executed by a consortium of four partners (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., the Zentrum fur Soziale Innovation, T6 Ecosystem S.r.l. and Eurokleis S.r.l.). The main objective of ERINA+ is to evaluate the impact of e-Infrastructure funded projects through the deployment of an effective socio-economic methodology as well as proposing, by the end of the project, a pro-active self-assessment­ methodology.

The Mantychore project will follow the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) paradigm to enable National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and other e-Infrastructure providers to enhance their service portfolio by building and deploying software and tools to provide infrastructure resources like routers, switches, optical devices, and IP networks as a service to virtual research communities: Network as a Service.

The purpose of this Collaboration Statement is to define a framework of collaboration between ERINA+ and Mantychore. ERINA+ shall provide the needed information on the ERINA+ methodology and deliver a short individual report providing useful information to Mantychore on the results related to ERINA+ assessment activities. Mantychore shall provide feedback to the ERINA+ team on the methodology and impact assessment exercise performed.

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GN3-JRA1-T4 MoU

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by

A collaboration between Mantychore project and JRA1-T4 research activity of GN3 project has been established. Similar to Mantychore, network virtualisation is the main technology focus in GN3-JRA1-T4 and therefore we are very happy to explore the possible collaboration on this subject between two projects.
Several Mantychore partners are involved in the GN3-JRA1-T4 research activity and as such a plan has been drafted for the potential use of Mantcyhore outcomes in our research activity where and when is possible. The GN3-JRA1-T4 team, with the help of Mantychore team, is planning to develop an interface between the OpenNaaS software tools and GN3-JRA1-T4 software tool (i.e. GENUS) for leveraging on IP and Ethernet virtualisation capabilities of OpenNaaS.

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The OpenNaaS logo

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 by

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D2.5 Mantychore Software Business Plan

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 by

During the development of the privately funded MANTICORE II project, the Catalan government – through the VALTEC program, reference number VALTEC 09-1-0015 – sponsored the creation of a business plan to exploit the software suite, which is different from exploiting the Mantychore services (a work carried out by TID within the Mantychore project).
This business plan has been translated into English and provided as part of the Mantychore project’s official documentation.

The document can be found here: http://jira.i2cat.net:8090/download/attachments/12355931/D2.5-Mantychore.pdf

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D2.3 Report on related Research, Exploitation and dissemination activities and planning update

Thursday, March 15th, 2012 by

This document represents the global plan and purposes to be achieved to ensure the broad impact of the project into the research community. With this aim the package is divided into four specific areas: dissemination, exploitation, standardisation and liaison. For each one it is identified and defined the planning strategies that has been done in the first 15 months to assure that objective.

The document can be found here: http://confluence.i2cat.net/download/attachments/12356452/MANTYCHORE_WP2_D2.3.pdf

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