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Project Notes:

* Hw/sw proposal by Intel to get started …

* Hardware

  • Intel® Server Board 2U
  • 2-way with top bin CPUs (versions with 10 or 14 cores)
  • 240GB SSD (8x2.5 SATA)
  • 64GB RAM (8x8GB DDR3 or DDR4)
  • Integrated 1GbE x4
  • PCIe x16 Gen 3
  • NICS (PCI-Express)
    • 2x Intel® 82599 10 GbE
    • Other vendors NICS
  • Accelerators (PCI-Express)
    • Intel® Communications Chipset 8920
    • Other vendors accelerators

* Software (compute node)

  • Fedora 20 (3.15 kernel) with KVM
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Open vSwitch v 2.1.2 (

* Software (VIM)

  • Fedora 20 (3.15 kernel) with KVM
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Open Stack (Ice House)
  • Open Daylight (Hydrogen) - there are 3 flavours, use carrier grade version

Project Name:

  • Proposed name for the project: Reference community platform definition
  • Proposed name for the repository: repo-name
  • Project Categories: (Documentation, Requirements, Integration & Testing, Collaborative Development)

Project description:

  • Provide high level description of intended project and OPNFV use case and benefit, if needed.
  • Include any architecture diagrams or specifications, reference to OPNFV requirements list.


  • Describe the problem being solved by project
  • Specify any interface/API specification proposed,
  • Specify testing and integration:
  • Debugging and Tracing
  • Unit/Integration Test plans
  • Client tools developed for status shows etc.
  • Identity a list of features and functionality will be developed.
  • Identify what is in or out of scope. So during the development phase, it helps reduce discussion.
  • Describe how the project is extensible in future

Testability: ''(optional, Project Categories: Integration & Testing)''

  • Specify testing and integration like interoperability, scalability, high availablity
  • What QA and test resources will be available?

Documentation: ''(optional, Project Categories: Documention)''

  • API Docs
  • Functional block description


  • Identify similar projects is underway or being proposed in OPNFV or upstream project
  • Identify any open source upstream projects and release timeline.
  • Identify any specific development be staged with respect to the upstream project and releases.
  • Are there any external fora or standard development organization dependencies. If possible, list and informative and normative reference specifications.
  • If project is an integration and test, identify hardware dependency.

Committers and Contributors:

  • Name of and affiliation of the maintainer: Trevor Cooper (Intel)
  • Names and affiliations of the committers:
  • Any other contributors

Planned deliverables

  • Described the project release package as OPNFV or open source upstream projects.
  • If project deliverables have multiple dependencies across other project categories, described linkage of the deliverables.

Proposed Release Schedule:

  • When is the first release planned?
  • Will this align with the current release cadence
reference_platform_hw_sw_definition.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/30 05:36 by Trevor Cooper