Project Number


Project Title

GENI/Ecalyptus Federated Resource Allocation
a.k.a. GENICloud

Technical Contacts

PI: Rick McGeer, HP Labs
Co-PI: Andy Bavier, PlanetWorks
Co-PI: Alex Snoren, U.C. San Diego
Co-PI: Yvonne Coady, U. of Victoria

Participating Organizations

 HP Labs, Palo Alto
 PlanetWorks LLC
 University of California, San Diego
 University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

GPO Liaison System Engineer

 Vic Thomas


The GENI facility envisages researchers constructing, deploying, and executing experiments on a variety of test infrastructures. Various large-scale tests, including wide-area storage, content distribution, and some forms of sensing with analysis, require the simultaneous use of both widely distributed sensing and actuating nodes and analysis nodes in large-scale cloud clusters. Eucalyptus is popular, open-source software for building a cloud computing infrastructure. The GENICloud project will build a GENI federation interface for compute clusters running Eucalyptus. This interface will allow Eucalyptus clusters to federate via the Slice-based Federation Architecture (SFA), and will enable experimenters to seamlessly deploy and configure slices spanning PlanetLab and multiple Eucalyptus installations.

The project anticipates devoting approximately 32 nodes at the HP Labs OpenCirrus facility long-term to hosting a Eucalyptus cluster, and opening this to approved GENI researchers. This cluster will be tightly instrumented by HP Labs in order to gather data on cluster usage and resource usage

Current Capabilities


Spiral 4

Project Technical Documents

Project Reports

Progress report - March 2011
Progress report - February 2012
Final Report

Spiral 2 Connectivity

Upcoming Demonstrations

GEC 10 Demonstration

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