Important Dates

Paper registration deadline:
February 11, 2011
Submission deadline:
February 15, 2011

Acceptance notification:
May 15, 2011
Student posters due:
June 10, 2011
Camera-ready version:
June 15, 2011
Student travel grant application:
June 24, 2011
Author registration deadline:
July 15, 2011
Earlier registration deadline:
July 22, 2011 (extended)


The Third Workshop on Data Center -

Converged and Virtual Ethernet Switching


Technical Program (Tentative)

Friday, September 9

8:00 - 8:15 On-site registration

8:15 - 8:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks - R. Recio (IBM, USA)

8:30 - 9:00 Invited Paper

Slides Paper Cross-Layer Flow and Congestion Control for Datacenter Networks
Andreea S. Anghel; Robert Birke; Daniel Crisan; Mitchell Gusat (IBM, Switzerland)

9:00 - 10:30 Transport and interconnection

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Slides Paper Advanced FCoE: Extension of Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Satoshi Kamiya (NEC Corporation, Japan); Kiyohisa Ichino (NEC Corporation, Japan); Masato Yasuda (NEC Corporation, Japan); Noriaki Kobayashi (NEC Corporation, Japan); Norio Yamagaki (NEC Corporation, Japan); Akira Tsuji (NEC Corporation, Japan)
9:30 - 10:00 Slides Paper Performance Evaluation of the RDMA over Ethernet (RoCE) Standard in Enterprise Data Centers Infrastructure
Motti Beck (Mellanox Technologies Inc., USA); Michael Kagan (Mellanox Technologies, USA)
10:00 - 10:30 Slides Paper t-LAG: A distributed LAG mechanism for TRILL enabled Fabrics
Darren Leu (IBM, USA); Vijoy Pandey (IBM, USA)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 13:00 Network virtualization in the Data Center

10:45 - 11:15 Slides Paper Automated Migration of Port Profile for Multi-level Switches
Yukihiro Nakagawa (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan); Kazuki Hyoudou (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan); Shinji Kobayashi (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan); Osamu Shiraki (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan); Takeshi Shimizu (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan)
11:15 - 11:45 Slides Paper A Case for Overlays in DCN Virtualization
Katherine Barabash (IBM, Israel); Rami Cohen (IBM Research - Haifa, Israel); David Hadas (IBM Research, Israel); Vinit Jain (IBM, USA); Renato Recio (IBM, USA); Benny Rochwerger (IBM, Israel)
11:45 - 12:15 Slides Paper Address Resolution Scalability for VPN oriented Data Center Services
Linda Dunbar (Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., USA)

12:15 - 12:45 Keynote Talk

Bubbles, Shadows and Fabrics: Overcoming Challenges in Traditional DCs with a Single-tier Architecture
Anjan Venkatramani (Juniper Networks, USA) (bio)
How can we improve the performance of an existing virtualized data center without replacing the entire network? Implementing a flat, any-to-any connected data center network is an appealing approach. In this talk, I'll discuss how to migrate to a single-tier data center network architecture, improving application performance, scalability, and operational efficiency while integrating within an existing data center infrastructure.

12:45 - 13:00 Closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch