Leveraging Path Diversity to Enhance Resilience, Scalability and Energy-Efficiency with SCION. The objective is to deploy SCION over the NSF BRIDGES infrastructure over two very high-speed transatlantic links and validate its characteristics.





Additional Info

SCION is a novel NGI architecture that has reached a level of maturity, which renders it ready today for large-scale deployment. Our project will demonstrate the SCION benefits by means of experiments between the US and Europe over the SCIONLab testbed to show the privacy-enhancement (e.g., by splitting traffic over multiple paths) and improved reliability (e.g. with multi-path and seamless path failover) over SCION, as well as the scalability of our SCION-based path discovery mechanisms which help to effectively reduce the network’s power consumption and incentivize ISPs and transit providers to shift towards greener electricity.
The SCIONLab testbed has currently a strong basis in Europe, with deployments in multiple research networks including GEANT GTS, SWITCH, DFN-GVS, SIDN, and Fed4FIRE+ (VirtualWall, Grid5000). However, it lacks high-bandwidth connectivity and path diversity to their US counterparts, such as Internet2, FABRIC and others.

Enduser Relevance

The SCION architecture provides strong resilience and security properties as an intrinsic consequence of its design. Thus this experiment attempts to validate the fundamental improvements to the underlying network in the EU and US.




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This experiment is currently underway.

Country:  Germany United States

Status: Early research demo

Category: Network infrastructure (including routing, peer-to-peer and virtual private networking)

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