Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of ExperimenterPortal


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    1 == Why GENI? ==
     1= Experimentation with GENI =
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     3== An Experimenter's View of GENI ==
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     5GENI is a suite of infrastructures for networking and distributed systems experimentation.  GENI supports at-scale experimentation on shared, heterogeneous, highly instrumented infrastructure and enables deep programmability throughout the network.
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     7As an experimenter you will need to know about GENI ''clearinghouses'' and GENI ''aggregates''.  A GENI clearinghouse authenticates experimenters and issues them credentials needed to obtain GENI resources for experimentation. 
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     9GENI aggregates provide resources to experimenters with GENI credentials.  GENI has a number of different aggregates that provide a variety of resources for experimentation.  An important aspect of planning your experiment is deciding what resources you need (type and numbers) and which aggregates might meet your needs.
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     11The following figure illustrates the role of GENI clearinghouses and aggregates:
     12  [[Image(GENIComponentsPicture.png, 40%)]]
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     14The following sections are designed to help you through the various stages of running an experiment on GENI.
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     16== Why use GENI? ==
     17GENI might be right  for your experiment if:
     18  * Your experiment requires more resources than would ordinarily be found in your lab.  Since GENI is a suite of infrastructures it can potentially provide you with more resources than is typically found in any one laboratory.  This is especially true for compute resources: GENI provides access to large testbeds with hundreds of PCs and to cloud computing resources.
     19  * Your experiment requires non-IP connectivity across resources.  Some GENI aggregates allow you to set up Layer 2 connections between resources within the aggregate.  Experimenters may install and run their own Layer 3 and above protocols on these resources.  It is also possible to setup Layer 2 connections between many GENI aggregates that connect to GENI backbone networks (Internet2 and NLR).  You can even set up your network to route through experimenter programmable switches in the GENI backbone.
     20  * Your experiment requires requires geographically distributed resources.  Some GENI aggregates include resources distributed around the world.
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    322== Available Resources ==
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     23The following is a list of GENI aggregates that are currently available for use by experimenters:
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    725== Getting Access ==
     26To run experiments on GENI please contact [mailto:mberman@bbn.com Mark Berman] of the GENI Project Office.
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    10 == How To for Experimenters ==