Gates App: A Central SDN Controller for Gates Hall Network [2015]

Software-defined networking (SDN) is a relatively new paradigm for network management that allows a software-based controller to communicate with the individual network components to create optimal end-to-end routing policies. Following his recent development of the new NetKAT network language, Professor Nate Foster of computer science at Cornell University supervised my independent study project to learn about this emerging new research field. This independent study concluded in the development of Gates App, an SDN controller for the 28-switch network of Gates Hall, home of Cornell’s computer science department. Gates App employs the Frenetic Project libraries to perform Ethernet routing and host discovery for a dynamically changing network.