Fairfax, VA. — The Advanced Internet Lab at George Mason University has successfully completed the first Bake-Off testing of Multi-Protocal Label Switching.
The Bake-Off 2000 involved the demonstration of interoperability among the participating vendors for the various functionalities of the MPLS signaling plane, including LDP, RSVP, and traffic engineering features of extensions to RSVP.
During the Bake-Off testing. Various features were successfully demonstrated in a multi-vendor environment to the various service providers, sponsors and their guests.
In the LDP interoperability demonstration, the participating vendors were Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks and Nortel Networks. The test involved Cisco Systems 7200, Juniper Networks M20 and Nortel Networks Passport 7440.
In the RSVP-TE interoperability demonstration, the participating vendors were Avici Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. The tests involved Avici Systems Terabit Switch Router, Cisco Systems 12008 Gigabit Switch router and Juniper Networks M20. The test equipment manufacturers involved in this event were Spirent communications, Ixia communications and Agilent.
The purpose of George Mason’s Advanced Internet Lab is to conduct research on next generation high-bandwidth Internet core networks. In addition to the initial support provided by UUNET, a WorldCom company, the lab is supported by France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Concert, Avici, Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Marconi Communications, Nortel Networks, Spirent Communications (Adtech and Netcom Systems), Ixia and Agilent. For more information about the Advanced Internet Lab visit the web site at http://www.ail.gmu.edu .