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Tutorial: Introduction to GENI using Flack and the Instrumentation Portal


Rob Ricci, Univ. Utah; Jim Griffioen, Univ. Kentucky


Tues 1:00 - 3:00 pm


This hands-on tutorial will illustrate the GENI experimenter workflow using Flack, a graphical experiment control tool. Attendees will create and run a simple experiment using geographically distributed resources from multiple GENI aggregates. Topics to be covered include creating a GENI slice, discovering resources, adding resources to a slice, deploying experiment software, and instrumenting the experiment.


A basic understanding of GENI concepts (will be covered in the Newcomers' Session)

Please Arrive With:

Laptop with recent version of Adobe Flash. If you are unable to bring one, you may partner with someone else.


Note - Please complete this step in advance, as doing it on the day of the tutorial will take up a lot of time.

Apply to "Start A New Project" at this page:

If multiple people from the same group are attending this tutorial, one (preferably a faculty member, PI, etc.) can start the project, and others can join it, using a link that the project leader will receive when the project is approved.


After completing this tutorial, you will be able to create a slice on multiple GENI aggregates and install tools to instrument the behavior of that slice. The account that you create for the tutorial is a real GENI account, and you will be able to use it to run experiments