Changes between Version 83 and Version 84 of ExperimenterPortal


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    1212Benefits of using GENI include:
    1313  * ''Unified access to a large number of resources''.  Your GENI experimenter credentials will give you access to a number of resources owned and operated by different organizations without your having to get separate accounts from each of them.
    14   * ''Unified tools and services''.  Many GENI experiment control and measurement tools and services work across diverse resources owned and operated by different organizations.   You do not have to switch between tools to
     14  * ''Unified tools and services''.  Many GENI experiment control and measurement tools and services work across diverse resources owned and operated by different organizations.   You do not have to switch between tools to use resources from different organizations.
    1515  * ''Helpdesk support.''  You may send requests for help to [mailto:help@geni.net].
    16   * "Operations support." A GENI-wide meta-operations team coordinates GENI operations and security.
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     16  * ''Operations support''.  A GENI-wide meta-operations team coordinates GENI operations, security, and network stitching (setting up Layer 2 VLANS over GENI backbone networks).  For assistance with any of these issues you may contact [mailto:gpo-infra@geni.net].
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    2120== 2  An Experimenter's View of GENI ==
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    2322GENI 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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    25 As 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.  If you need GENI experimenter credentials email [mailto:help@geni.net].
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    27 GENI ''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 (resource types and numbers) and which aggregates might be able to provide you these resources.
     24As an experimenter you will need to know about GENI ''clearinghouses'',  GENI ''aggregates'' and GEN ''slices''.
     25  * A GENI ''clearinghouse'' authenticates experimenters and issues them credentials needed to obtain GENI resources for experimentation.  If you need GENI experimenter credentials email [mailto:help@geni.net].
     26  * GENI ''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 (resource types and numbers) and which aggregates might be able to provide you these resources.
     27  * A GENI ''slice'' holds a collection of computing and communications resources capable of running an experiment or a wide area service.  An experiment is a researcher-defined use of resources in a slice; an experiment runs in a slice.  A researcher may run multiple experiments using resources in a slice, concurrently or over time.
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    2929The following figure illustrates the role of GENI clearinghouses and aggregates:
    3030  [[Image(GENIComponentsPicture-2.png, 25%)]]
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    32 You will also need to know about GENI ''slices''.  A slice holds a collection of computing and communications resources capable of running an experiment or a wide area service.  An experiment is a researcher-defined use of resources in a slice; an experiment runs in a slice.  A researcher may run multiple experiments using resources in a slice, concurrently or over time.
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    3735GENI has a number of aggregates that make different kinds of resources available for use by experimenters.  Examples of such resources include: 
    3836  * [wiki:ExperimenterPortal#a8.1BackboneNetworks Backbone networks.]  Geographically distributed GENI resources may be connected to one another using [http://www.internet2.edu/ Internet2], [http://www.nlr.net/ National Lambda Rail (NLR)] or the public Internet.  Many aggregates can be connected using Layer 2 VLANS over Internet2 and NLR.  Most aggregates can be connected using IP.
    39   * [wiki:ExperimenterPortal#a8.2ProgrammableHosts Programmable nodes.]   GENI provides a wide array of programmable hosts such as entire PCs from the [wiki:GeniAggregate/UtahProtoGeni ProtoGENI] aggregate that can be booted with an experimenter specified operating system; operating system virtual machines that can host experimenter software from the [wiki:GeniAggregate/PlanetLab PlanetLab] and [wiki:GeniAggregate/UtahProtoGeni ProtoGENI] aggregates , programming language virtual machines from the [wiki:GeniAggregate/MillionNodeGeni Million Node GENI] aggregate and cloud computing resources from the GENICloud aggregate.
     37  * [wiki:ExperimenterPortal#a8.2ProgrammableHosts Programmable hosts.]   GENI provides a wide array of programmable hosts such as entire PCs from the [wiki:GeniAggregate/UtahProtoGeni ProtoGENI] aggregate that can be booted with an experimenter specified operating system; operating system virtual machines that can host experimenter software from the [wiki:GeniAggregate/PlanetLab PlanetLab] and [wiki:GeniAggregate/UtahProtoGeni ProtoGENI] aggregates , programming language virtual machines from the [wiki:GeniAggregate/MillionNodeGeni Million Node GENI] aggregate and cloud computing resources from the GENICloud aggregate.
    4038  * [wiki:ExperimenterPortal#a8.3ProgrammableNetworks Programmable networks.]  Experimenter programmable switches within the GENI backbone networks (e.g. [wiki:GeniAggregate/ProtoGeniBackBoneNodes ProtoGENI backbone nodes] and SPP nodes) and at campuses around the country (e.g. Stanford OpenFlow network).
    4139  * [wiki:ExperimenterPortal#a8.4WirelessTestbeds Wireless testbeds.]  Resources for wireless experiments such as the [wiki:GeniAggregate/OrbitWirelessTestbed ORBIT] and [wiki:GeniAggregate/Dome DOME] testbeds.
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    43 See [wiki:"ExperimenterPortal#a7GENIaggregatescurrentlyavailabletoexperimenters" Section 7] for a listing of GENI aggregates along with a description of the resources they provide.
     41See [wiki:"ExperimenterPortal#a7GENIaggregatescurrentlyavailabletoexperimenters" Section 8] for a listing of GENI aggregates along with a description of the resources they provide.
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