Sat in on a very good and thorough session this morning on lambda-based networking. Joe St. Sauver of the University of Oregon gave a talk that was a good overview of applications and advanced networking and the things that led to creation of NLR. He talked about the place of lambda networks in supporting production and research, and speculated on the relationship of Abilene and NLR.
The slides of this talk are very detailed; Joe said that he intentionally made them this way to support the webcast or for folks that would read the slides in a standalone fashion. Therefore, this is a great overview/status report for anyone who is interested in getting better up to speed in optical networking.