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What is DRAGON?

The DRAGON project is conducting research and developing technologies to enable dynamic provisioning of network resources on an inter-domain basis across heterogeneous network technologies. A DRAGON Architecture is defined which aims to leverage the emergence and maturing of optical network technologies to develop and demonstrate the power and flexibility of a "hybrid" packet and circuit switched network infrastructure. Open-source GMPLS software is a key component to our IP control plane which allows provisioning across domain boundaries and multiple network technologies with robust levels of authentication, authorization, and accounting. This project includes the instantiation of an experimental network infrastructure in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region and collaboration with specific e-Science applications.

The DRAGON project is a collaboration amongst the following institutions:

The following organizations are also working as collaborators and partners:


We are extremely grateful to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for supporting the DRAGON project. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants Nos. 0335300, 0335266, 0335230. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Topic revision: r26 - 2014-04-07 - XiYang
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