We have been working on going live with our PURSUIT test bed during these past few months. Our new prototype Blackadder is now deployed in a 25+ node setup over various European sites (all our partners contributed to the setup). And we also welcome MIT’s Advanced Network Architecture group to the pool of PURSUIT users!
In order to emulate a native Ethernet-based deployment, we lay the test bed over IP through an openVPN setup. Each node is implemented on a virtual machine running in various dedicated machines at each site. This gives us a growing opportunity for demonstrating and testing new developments within the PURSUIT project. A first demonstration is streaming high-quality video from a server at Cambridge University to anybody who subscribes in the network – all in native PURSUIT multicast fashion!