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GENI Aggregates Available to Experimenters

Last updated 27 June 2012.

Please report errors and omissions to help@geni.net.

1. Operational GENI Aggregates

The following aggregates are federated with GENI and:

  • Have been used successfully by at least one experimenter outside of the group that operates it; (Note to be removed: That one outside experimenter might by Luisa.)
  • Implement the GENI Aggregate Manager API;
  • Recognize experimenter credentials signed by one of the GENI slice authorities;
  • Have agreed to the Aggregate Providers Agreement.

1.1 Regional and Backbone Networks

Network Description Network Map
Internet2 Internet2 provides the U.S. research and education community a dynamic hybrid optical and packet network. GENI experimenters have access to 1Gbps of dedicated bandwidth from Internet2. Experimenters may create their own topologies using Layer 2 VLANS. Internet2 Map
National LambdaRail (NLR) NLR provides the testbed for advanced research at over 280 universities and private and U.S. government laboratories. GENI experimenters have access to up to 30Gbps of non-dedicated bandwidth on NRL. Experimenters may create their own topologies using Layer 2 VLANS. NLR Map
GENI OpenFlow Core GENI network core is a set of OpenFlow-capable switches in NLR and Internet2. There are currently two standing VLANs (3715 and 3716) carried on ten switches in the core. Experimenters may use these standing VLANs within the GENI core network without having to coordinate with NLR or Internet2. Experimenters will however have to coordinate with their campus and/or regional networks to connect to the GENI core. The two standing VLANS in the network core also bridge between the Internet2 and NLR networks. Core VLAN 3715 Core VLAN 3716


1.2 Programmable Hosts

Aggregate Description Compute Resources Programmable Network Network Connectivity Experimenter Tools
PlanetLab Testbed consisting of 1090 nodes at 513 sites around the world Virtual machines on PlanetLab nodes No Internet Gush, Omni, Raven, SFI
GPO Lab myPLC PlanetLab installation consisting of 5 multi-homed nodes Virtual machines on PlanetLab nodes No Internet2: IP; NLR: IP; Internet Gush, Omni, SFI
Utah ProtoGENI Over 500 co-located PCs that can be loaded with an experimenter specified OS image and connected in arbitrary topologies. Includes 60 nodes with 2 WiFi cards each, plus software-defined radio peripherals (USRP2) Complete PCs or virtual machines on PCs PCs can be set up as routers, plus experimenter-controllable switches (HP ProCurves) Internet2: IP and Layer 2; Internet ProtoGENI Tools, Gush
Kentucky ProtoGENI Over 50 co-located PCs that can be loaded with an experimenter specified OS image and connected in arbitrary topologies. Strong instrumentation capabilities Complete PCs or virtual machines on PCs PCs can be set up as routers Internet2: IP and Layer 2; Internet ProtoGENI Tools, Instrumentation Tools
GPO Lab ProtoGENI 11 co-located PCs that can be loaded with an experimenter specified OS image and connected in arbitrary topologies Complete PCs PCs can be set up as routers Internet2: IP and Layer 2; NLR: IP and Layer 2; Internet ProtoGENI Tools, Gush



2 Other Aggregates

The following aggregates may be available for use by GENI experimenters. Experimenters are advised to contact the aggregate operator/owner before using them.

2.1 Regional and Backbone Networks

Network Description Network Map Supports the GENI AM API
Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) regional optical network consisting of wavelength-selectable switches, 10Gbps Ethernet switches, and virtual machines. Yes

GENI Aggregate Providers: Please report errors and omissions in the table above to Vic Thomas


2.2 Programmable Hosts

Aggregate Description Compute Resources Programmable Network Accepts GENI Credentials Network Connectivity Experimenter Tools
Million Node GENI Compute resources on thousands of platforms donated by individuals and institutions. Platforms may be mobile and/or behind firewalls and NATs. Experimenter software, written in a subset of Python, runs in sandboxes on Million Node GENI platforms. No No Internet ProtoGENI Tools, Million Node GENI Tools