Warsaw University of Technology

Software Defined Networks Lab

SDN laboratory of Warsaw University of Technology is equipped with four types of devices:

  • 2x Pica8 SDN/OpenFlow switches
  • 3x QuantaMesh BMS 3048-LY8 SDN switches of bare metal type enabling the installation of open source operating system
  • 2x multi-processor DPDK servers on which SDN/Open Flow controllers can be installed or e.g. open software for SDN switches, e.g. Open vSwitch
  • 1x IXIA traffic generator/analyser which enables to emulate both SDN/OpenFlow switches and SDN/OpenFlow controllers as well as segment routing protocols

SDN switches and servers are equipped with 8 interfaces 1Gb/s and 8 interfaces 10 Gb/s each, while the generator/analyser is equipped with 4 interfaces 1 Gb/s and 8 interfaces 10 Gb/s. All interfaces of the SDN laboratory devices are connected to access devices of the PL-LAB2020 operational network. Such device composition as well as the connection of all ports to operational network nodes enables flexible configuration both for the single as well as multi-domain SDN network topology. Moreover, the application of bare metal type devices and servers makes it possible to test open systems and develop new solutions within the SDN network. The laboratory may be extended with servers from the network virtualization laboratory, thus increasing its research potential.

Network Virtualization Lab

The WUT’s laboratory is equipped with

  • 3x multi-processor DPDK servers
  • 1x highly specialized traffic generator/analyser, IXIA
  • 6x IxVM IxNetwork software licenses for testing network virtualization

The laboratory may be easily extended with additional servers from server resources of other laboratories, e.g. SDN Lab.

Information Centric Networks Lab

The Information Centric Networks (ICN) laboratory offers equipment specialised for experiments related to video processing, content storage and distribution as well as performance evaluation of video streaming systems. The ICN lab is equipped with:

  • Multi-processor servers: 6 x HP ProLiant DL 380 gen 9, equipped with 2x Intel Xenon E5-2650v3 CPU, 128 GB RAM, 1.2TB HDD, 2x 200GB SSD, 8x1GbE and 4x10GbE ports on NIC supporting DPDK
  • Disk array HP MSA 2040 SAN, 12x 1.2TB HDD, RAID controller and 4x10GbE ports
  • Programmable network processors: EzChip Appliance 2xNP-3 and 2xNP-4, equipped with 24xGbE and 4x10GbE ports
  • Bare metal switches, 2x QuantaMesh BMS 3048-LY8, equipped with 48x10GE and 4x 40GbE ports
  • High performance GPU cards: 2xNVIDIA 5200 (2300 CUDA) and 2xM6000 (3070 CUDA) with HEVS support
  • Tester Spirent Avalanche Virtual with 8x10GbE ports and licenses for testing 4-7 level protocols, including wideo distribution systems, adaptive video streaming, etc.
  • Multimedia terminals: 12x All-in-one 23’’ Lenovo terminals, 1x 55’’ LG 55UF850V (3D, 4K), multimedia 3D projectors Epson EH-TW6100 and EH-TW5100

Internet of Things Lab

IoT laboratory consists of the following standalone devices:

  • 1x Telegesis ETRX3 Development Kit
  • 2x WandBoard microcomputer i.MX6 Quad
  • 8x Raspberry Pi2 B
  • 5x Arduino Uno Rev 3
  • 5x Gravity: 27 Pcs Sensor Kit for Arduino
  • 5x Set of sensors for RPi2

You can use them in place or rent them.

Wireless Network Lab

Wireless Network laboratory is designed for experiments with WLAN and WPAN technologies. It allows performing experiments with heterogeneous wireless network covering dozens of wireless terminals and access points. The Wireless Network laboratory offers:

  • Programmable wireless routers, 8xLinksys WRT 1200AC, supporting IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac standards, MIMO 4×4 with beam forming functionality. 256 RAM, 2 core CPU at 1.3 GHz, and support of OpenWRT, DD-WRT operating system
  • Programmable universal wireless nodes, 4x Raspberry Pi with WLAN, Bluetooth, GSM, NFC, GPS cards
  • WLAN cards, 12xWLAN ASUS USB-AC56 supporting IEEE 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac standards
  • Bluetooth 4.0 cards 12x Gembird
  • Mobile wireless universal terminals: 4x ASUS UX303U, with WLAN and Bluetooth cards
  • 12 stationary terminals (see specification of ICN lab)