• Förderung: The Phosphorus project is funded by the EU as part of the IST (Information Science Technologies) 6th Framework Programme.
  • Laufzeit: 01.10.2006 - 30.06.2009.
  • Ansprechpartner: Alexander Willner


The Phosphorus project aims at enabling on-demand end-to-end services in optical networks across multiple domains.

The task of network resource provisioning is faced from the domain-centralized approach followed by existing NRPSs (Network Resource Provisioning Systems) as well as from the distributed approach followed by GMPLS (Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching). For the domain-centralized approach, existing NRPSs (such as the ARGON system developed by the University of Bonn and other German partners within the German VIOLA project) are adapted to interact with each other in a multi-domain environment. For the distributed approach, a GMPLS control plane enhanced by Grid resource awareness is developed.


The Phosphorus testbed involves the European NRENs (National Research and Education Networks)

as well as the national testbeds

Furthermore, the Phosphorus testbed includes partners from the USA and from Canada.

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