OSCnet Measurement Project - Past Project

Project Description:

The OSCnet Measurement project was funded by the Ohio Board of Regents and was focused on the building of a testing and evaluation infrastructure for the emerging OSCnet backbone. In particular, we were preparing for the broader use of voice and video technologies, the transfer of large datasets, and the use of other high-performance applications that will make extensive use of network bandwidth. The main goals of the project were as follows:

  • Identify end to end performance bottlenecks in the OSCnet backbone by building a comprehensive Network Measurement Infrastructure (NMI).
  • Test new and advanced technologies (H.323/SIP based Voice and Videoconferencing, MPEG3, HDTV, Multicast, Bulk FTP) and equipment (Video streaming Caches, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, Traffic shapers) before wide-scale adoption in the OSCnet Higher Education communities.
  • Bring awareness and also train campus-networking professionals to make optimum use of the capabilities of the OSCnet, so their campus network infrastructure can be upgraded suitably.

By the end of this project we had in place- a testing infrastructure, proven testing methodologies, and relevant training material that can be employed by all the Ohio-institutions that are planning on adopting and investing in large-scale use of high-performance applications on the OSCnet.

Project Partners:

  • OARnet (Project Lead and Co-ordination)
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Kent State University
  • Southern State Community College
  • University of Toledo
  • Wright State Universit

Project Updates:

BOR - OSCnet Measurement Project Status Update & Plans
Project Report - June 2006 [pdf]

Please send any questions or comments regarding this project to Prasad Calyam at: pcalyam@osc.edu