[Sdnp] Proposed SDN BOF charter
robert at raszuk.net
Tue Sep 20 09:09:58 EDT 2011
>>> I think this WG would be most useful to determine the language
>>> application or host talks to the network as today there is very
>>> little done in this area. The closest is abandoned RSVP Intserv
>>> due to the state overload of micro-flow reservations.
> Cool. We are getting somewhere because this is indeed one of the
> goals of the proposed WG. 8)
I am 100% supportive for that.
And the use case would be for example Hadoop getting ready to start a
job for time duration N and asking "network" please connect this list of
VMs for 40GB for N sec. Or better some grid interface doing it
transparently for Hadoop.
However for other types of transports for given applications I would
very much prefer not to require any change in the application. Network
could/should be smart enough to recognize what is being send to it and
treat it accordingly.
On this last point I think charter prohibiting enhancing data plane or
even excluding option to recommend data plane enhancements (for example
to the extend of at least recognizing the flows in a standard way) looks
to me like a rock on the road.
"This WG will focus solely on the communication protocol between
applications and SDN Conductor(s), SDN Conductor(s) and control software
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