LINC and LOOM are an open source OpenFlow software switch and controller. This talk focuses on LOOM, the controller. We'll start with where LOOM fits into the network architecture, the goals of the project, and its design direction. Then we'll dive into the details of how to use the LOOM libraries to write your own OpenFlow controllers.
This talk will introduce LOOM and the LOOM libraries to anyone interested in experimenting with the OpenFlow protocol to control OpenFlow switches.
Marc is a Senior Architect at Erlang Solutions, Inc. A Bay Area native, he has 30 years of software development experience and has worked on everything from testing frameworks in Tcl at Sybase and Cisco, to SMP relational database engines in C at Sybase, to a MMO engine in Twisted Python for Pixverse (a company he co-founded), to a large scale real time chat system in Erlang for hi5 Networks. Prior to joining Erlang Solutions, he built a call handling service in Erlang for Ribbit/British Telecom leading a team of developers in Brazil, Sweden, the US, and the UK. A published author, he wrote his first magazine articles and books while still in high school. He has presented at Sybase User Group Meetings and the Colorado Software Summit. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Engineering and Masters of Engineering from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA) and serves on the Board of Trustees of The College Preparatory School in Oakland, CA.