Joint research lab
The Amsterdam LightHouse is a joint research lab created in 2005 by SURFsara and the Universiteit van Amsterdam for network research, experimental set-ups. It is housed At the data center with plenty of network connectivity, and serves as an easily accessible lab for innovation and collaboration.
The goals of the Amsterdam LightHouse are:
- Create a demonstration facility, which allows us create permananent demonstrations with actual high-performance networks, which we can show to visitors.
- Create a workplace for students where they can get hands-on experience with live equipment.
- Create a flexible testbed for all kinds of research within SURFsara, in particular experimental setups for network research.
The LightHouse has served as:
- OptIPuter node, with for collaborations with OptIPuter partners like Calit2 and EVL.
- Demonstration room for SURFsara’s tiled panel display
- Network lab for 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s network tests
- Interdomain control plane software tests between SURFsara and the University of Amsterdam
- Server performance hardware and software tests
- Node for international demonstrations in the GLIF community
- Home for student research projects of the System and Network Engineering master at the University of Amsterdam.