wiki:Embedded Real-Time Measurements

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MS1, MS2, and MS3 submitted

Project Number


Project Title Project Title: Embedding real-time substrate measurements for cross-layer communications
a.k.a. Programmable Optical Metrics Interface (obsolete)
a.k.a. Embedded real-time measurements
a.k.a. ERM

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator: Keren Bergman
Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Franz Fidler Franz Fidler
Student Developer: Caroline Lai

Participating Organizations Columbia University - New York City


Ensure GENI includes the technology to support cross-layer communications, specifically, the ability to incorporate a diverse set of real-time measurements in networking protocols. The project addresses the GENI challenge of architectural experimentations across diverse heterogeneous technologies by supporting real-time cross-layer communications and measurements. Our objective is to develop networking capabilities within the GENI infrastructure that enable deeper exposure of cross-layer information and user access to real-time measurements.


ERM: GENI requirements for real-time measurements
ERM: Develop specifications and networking protocols
ERM: Perform discrete-event network simulations
ERM: Develop a software architecture
ERM: Support the GPO in developing an experimental use-case
ERM: identify a candidate control framework

Milestone 1:

The capabilities of GENI's (future) infrastructure with respect to real-time measurements are evaluated and we assess the GENI requirements for real-time user access to measurement data across a diverse set of technologies.

Technical Note MS1

Milestone 2:

A set of specifications for enabling real-time measurements within the substrate and specifications for networking protocols based on the GENI requirements for real-time user-accessed cross-layer measurements is developed. We identify a set of specifications for the implementation of a unified, integrated measurement framework with the ultimate purpose of limiting the hardware and software overhead and complexity associated with accessing measurement data.

Technical Note MS2

Milestone 3:

To enable and perform discrete-event network simulations to quantitatively evaluate performance impact under several scenarios of cross-layer information exchange based on real-time measurements we developed new simulation modules for the ns-2 open source network modeling environment and make them available to the GENI community:

ERM software module repository

Technical Note MS3

Project Technical Documents

Quarterly Status Report 4Q08

Spiral 1 Connectivity

There is no connectivity requirment for year-1 in this project

GPO Liason System Engineer

John Jacob

Related Projects

Project-Name Includes non-GENI projects.

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