GEC 15 Evening Demo Session


 Alumni Center in the Yeoman Fieldhouse at the University of Houston


Tuesday Oct 23, 5:30p-7:30p

Session Leaders

Heidi Dempsey, GENI Project Office


The evening demo session gives existing GENI projects and those interested in collaborating with GENI projects a chance to share their work in a live network environment. Demonstrations run for the entire length of the session, with teams on hand to answer questions and collaborate. This page lists scheduled demonstrations categorized in broad interest groups.

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GENI Infrastructure and Measurement Projects

GMOC Monitoring Demo Request

GMOC and GPO will demo performance and operational status monitoring of meso-scale and GENI Racks infrastructure. This will include an enhanced user interface to the GMOC portal, focusing on an operational status map that visualizes the meso-scale network as well as the operational status of resources in GENI Racks.



Demonstration of the InstaGENI rack. We will demonstrate allocation of nodes on the InstaGENI rack; allocation of OpenFlow slices on the rack; instantiation of a PlanetLab node and allocation of an IG-PL slice; and federation with GENICloud.



Demonstration of a persistent Cloud infrastructure over multiple sites and continents, tied to the PlanetLab Control Framework. We will demonstrate Federated access control using ABAC, and federated access control between PlanetLab and GENICloud. We will demonstrate interoperation of PlanetLab and GENICloud slices.


Beyond observation: OML & OpenFlow

Demonstration of an OMF experiment using wired and wireless nodes. Traffic is routed through OpenFlow hardware and OpenvSwitch? software switches over two paths. OML-enabled tools are used to measure the traffic over the primary path, and the measurements are fed directly into a Trema OpenFlow controller, which makes flow decisions based on this information. Labwiki is used for live visualization in the web browser. We show that OML measurements can be used to steer the experiment from the inside, in a closed feedback loop.


XACML and FloodLight OpenFlow controller

Demonstration of XACML with an OpenFlow controller. XACML is used to control flow insertion in the FloodLight controller for a network. Policies for pushing flows can be altered while the controller is online. We will demonstrate by sending data between two laptops on the network.


Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)

In this demonstration we will show multi-aggregate stitching between the MAX, ION, CRON, and ProtoGENI Aggregates. Use of the MAX and ION Aggregate Managers which are now compatible with the GENIv3 RSpec formats will be demonstrated. This functionality will be described in the context of the larger multi-aggregate stitching architecture vision consisting of a GENI Topology Service, Computation Service, GENI AM APIv3, and multi-aggregate slice instantiation workflows. A description of what capabilities are available now and a roadmap for future development will be presented. We may also demonstrate an initial version of a GENI Topology Service in collaboration with the GENI GEMINI project.

The MAX Aggregate is not yet an official Aggregate but the plan to have it added to the list (, soon after GEC 15. The ION Aggregate Manager is a prototype system being used to demonstrate how a GENI AM can be used to "cover" a Dynamic Circuit Network like Internet2 ION. The CRON Aggregate is also not an official GENI Aggregate at this time.

Additional details regarding this demonstration are available here:

Participants: Tom Lehman (MAX) Xi Yang (MAX) Abdella Battou (MAX) Balu Pillai (MAX)

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads GigaPOP, University of Maryland, College Park

VDCloud OpenFlow Demo

We will demonstrate performance measurements of GENI backbone and access networks from the context of a Virtual Desktop Cloud GENI experiment featuring non-IP traffic and an OpenFlow controller application.



Internet2 will demo progress toward implementing GENI interfaces on its Advanced Layer2 Service production network, and discuss updates to it's Advanced Layer2 Service and GENI. Demonstrating the first nationwide 100G SDN-enabled network.



We will demonstrate new functions implemented in the ShadowNet GUI. We plan to demonstrate the traffic generation and route control features.


Federation and International Projects


Demonstration of GpENI (Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation) programmable testbed for future Internet research. GpENI is an international testbed centered on a Midwest US regional optical network that is programmable at all layers of the protocol stack, using PlanetLab, VINI, and DCN, and interconnected to ProtoGENI in the US as well as G-Lab, NorNet, and ResumeNet in Europe. We will demonstrate the topology, functionality, and operations of GpENI as well as the Openflow infrastructure being deployed in KanREN. We will also demonstrate FlowVisor and FOAM capabilities along with the Openflow network.


Vnode & FLARE

This demonstration shows virtual network slice operation of Vnode (network virtualization platform) specifically featuring under layer resource isolation. FLARE switch with deep programmability creates software defined OpenFlow slices. Vnode and ProtoGENI federation live demo will be also shown.


Slice Around the World

The "Slice Around the World" demonstration initiative was established to demonstrate the powerful potential of designing and implementing world-wide environments consisting of Global computational and storage clouds closely integrated with highly programmable networks. The initiative has been established by network research centers/research labs that are participating in multiple next generation networking activities, including those developing large scale distributed experimental network research environment, such as those be implemented by such initiatives as the NSF Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), the EU Future Internet Research Environment (FIRE), the Japanese New Generation Internet, the Korean Future Internet initiatives, the German Future Internet Lab (G-Lab), the Brazilian future Internet initiative and others. These environments are being developed by researchers for researchers. An important goal for many of the current projects would be to have persistent global environments directly developed and managed by the research community to support their experimental research.


Experiments and Education

Lehigh Explorer: Mobile App for Content-Centric Network

Lehigh Explorer is an Android based application that utilizes content centric network features. It allows users to explore different campuses using keywords as well as images.


Tmix on ProtoGENI

A demonstration of experiments using the Tmix traffic generation system on ProtoGENI nodes.



We will present a demo of VeriFlow, a system to automatically check network-wide invariants in a software-defined network in real-time. More information on this tool can be found at


Improved virtualization support in ProtoGENI and InstaGENI

We will demonstrate recent enhancements to virtualization in ProtoGENI and InstaGENI: nodes sliced using Xen, the ability to capture and load images on virtual machines, the ability to move images between aggregates using URL-based image descriptors, and the ability to pre-stage images on shared hosts for fast sliver creation.



We will show the OKGems/GemsCloud Programmable Sensor Network Testbed with a ceiling sensor grid testbed, and MagicLink for gluing multi-site sensor networks.

We will also show Experimental Evaluations of Hadoop/MapReduce? on ExoGENI Platform, mainly including Benchmark of Hadoop on ExoGENI and Automatic deployment of Hadoop and its applications.


Southern Light Rail - GENI @ SoX

This project is deploying GENI in the SoX Regional Network. This demonstration will give an update on the deployment and capabilities.


Education Using Seattle Demo

This demo shows how an instructor can easily (and without cost) provide students with hands-on experience on smartphones, laptops, desktops, and other computers all around the world. We will demonstrate how instructors can use Seattle testbed in the classroom. Our testbed has been used in about 30 classes at universities all around the world (including 2 and 4 year teaching schools). Come and see how this project can enhance your classes in security, operating systems, distributed systems, and networking!


Software Defined Precise Measurement in GENI

We will demonstrate SoNIC, which enables real-time access to 10Gbps Ethernet physical layer in software. By implementing the creation of the bitstream in software and the transmission of the bitstream in hardware, SoNIC provides complete control over the entire network stack in realtime. SoNIC utilizes commodity-off-the-shelf multi-core processors to implement part of the physical layer in software, and employs a FPGA board to transmit optical signal over the wire. As an example of SoNIC's fine-granularity control, it can perform precise network measurements at the pico-second scale, accurately characterizing network components such as routers, switches, and network interface cards.


Magic Window

This project uses augmented reality techniques to create an immersive video conferencing experience that allows the viewer to change perspective as if they are looking through a window. The project leverages SDN/OpenFlow networking to create a unique demonstration experience. Participants:

Wireless Projects

Supporting MobilityFirst in OpenFlow based SDNs

The key features of MobilityFirst FIA are the GUID naming scheme and the storage aware routing. In this demo, we show that such features can be implemented on an OpenFlow switch by using appropriate control programs. Additionally, we also show that client mobility can be handled seamlessly in an OpenFlow set up.


OFUWI: Network Coding

Our demo in GEC 15 will focus on delivering our progress on Network Coding project. Network Coding is addressing multiple wireless issues. We will present a poster with our current results.



The GENI Sensor Kits using Wireless Sensor Networks project will demonstrate experiments designed for teaching science topics to secondary school students using GENI infrastructure.


WiMAX at NYU-Poly

We will demonstrate a protocol we have implemented for cooperative packet recovery over heterogeneous networks (e.g. GENI WiMAX and WiFi). This experiment (and several others) will be also featured in the GENI WiMAX tutorial at GEC15.



Wisconsin Wireless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) laboratory, Cisco Systems, WiRover demo uilizing multiple interfaces.


Security and Data Exchange Projects

LEARN: Interoperable Data Exchange for Real-Time SDN Configuration

An interoperable data exchange for an emergency management system will be demonstrated. The IF-MAP technology will be utilized to host emergency management information database, dynamic event management, and a built-in ALTO (Application Layer Traffic Optimization) function. A visual emergency management application will host an IF-MAP client for event publication. IF-MAP server will update the subscriber client at an OpenFlow controller (FloodLight) to set priority and other traffic steering parameters based on the nature of the event. Flow definitions will be pushed to expedite the access to rich media and other possibly security-sensitive information at the event site on a presumed SDN. This is a collaboration with Infoblox (IF-MAP technology) and Dell (Split Data Plane technology).

University of Houston Participants:

Infoblox Participants:

Dell Participants:

  • Ashish Malpani, Chase Holland, Robert D. Rice

Performance Analysis of DDoS Detection Methods on GENI

DDoS attack experiment on Geni test-bed. More information : Performance Analysis of DDoS Detection Methods on Real Network


Hive Mind

We will be demonstrating simulations of our of Hive Mind system with regard to a variety of security scenarios. We will also be demonstrating a basic command & control interface for operating and monitoring the Hive Mind software.


OpenFlow at Clemson: Data Analysis Network

NSF REU students at Clemson University are working with the university's network and security engineers to develop an OpenFlow-based tool to flexibly deploy and manage traffic sensors for diverse subnets with different security requirements. The project incorporates features of the FloodLight controller to manage the network. A new field of interest is in use case scenarios that involve IPv6 traffic.