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ORCA Cluster Meeting at GEC11

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 9:00am - 10:30am
Session Leaders: Jeff Chase (Duke University)

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The projects involved in the ORCA cluster will review their current status and progress towards their Spiral 3 roadmap goals of connectivity, interoperability and support for experiments.




ORCA software report


  • Camano 3.0 release, and planned 3.1 features (Jeff Chase) slides
  • ProtoGENI interoperability

Outbriefs from completing Spiral 1 projects


Open discussion with other projects

ExoGENI integrated testbed status and plans


  • Private cloud site deployment status (Chase) slides
  • I2/PG connectivity status update (Chris Heerman) slides
  • iGENI and Taiwan interconnection (Jim Chen and Chu-Sing Yang) slides
  • LEARN update (Deniz Gurkan) slides
  • Vise update, and Public cloud integration: DiCloud (Mike Zink) slides

New directions for integrated testbed sites


  • Guest speaker: Yong Li (Tsinghua)

Tsinghua University- Network Innovation Environment (TUNIE) [slides]

Network community needs a flexible platform for network experiment of new architectures, algorithms and protocols in the research of network innovation. However, building such a platform faces lots of challenges due to its complicate requirements. In this poster, we present TUNIE, a network testbed for rapid concurrent experiment of network innovation on virtualized programmable infrastructure in China. ExpoNet provides end-to-end slice including wired and wireless components, which integrates both software- and hardware-based router virtualization technologies to provide a flexible approach to configure and customize both the control plane and data plane while satisfying various experiment requirements. In the wireless part, we have a sensor testbed including 100 wireless sensor nodes, and a WiFi testbed. In the wired part, we have setup one OpenFlow network, and two virtualization testbed based on multi-core servers and FPGA data plane. In our current platform implementation, we have four sites, two sites in Tsinghua University, one another university of BUPT, and one in China Union, one of the largest Service Providers in China. We have setup a Federation plan to extend our platform with other Universities and companies like HUST, Huawei, etc.

Integrated Cluster-D demo planning


  • Open discussion on Integrated Demo of Everything

Session ends 10:30 AM

Background Reading

ORCA Cluster integration wiki

Summary of Spiral 3 Goals


  • Programmable Packet Networks over Dynamic Circuit Substrate (Jeff Chase, Xiaowei Yang)
  • Optical-layer experiments (BEN network, ERM sensors and actuators, IMF capabiliites)
  • Mobile wireless experiments (DOME)
  • Nowcasting experiments, using weather data from ViSE radar, processed in local cluster and/or cloud (ViSE and DICLOUD)
  • Sensor network experiments (Kansei, Neteye)
  • Robotics experiments (OKGems)


  • Researchers can obtain and stitch resources from multiple aggregates
  • Researchers from other CFs (e.g., protoGENI) can obtain resources from Cluster D aggregates via GENI AM API
  • Researchers in Cluster D can obtain resources from aggregates other CFs (e.g., protoGENI)via GENI AM API

Demos for GEC10

  • Demo experiment where Cluster D researchers obtain and stitch resources from multiple Cluster D sites (and backbone domains) using their SM.
  • Demo experiment where protoGENI researchers obtain resources via GENI AM API v1.0, using RSpec resource description.
  • Demo operations portal into Cluster D site, for status and logs, with connections to GMOC

Demos for GEC11

  • Demo experiment where Cluster D researchers get resources from protoGENI aggregates via GENI AM API v1.0 (or possibly protoGENI AM API) (using RSpec resource description)
  • Demo experiment where Cluster D researchers stitch L2 connectivity across Cluster C (protoGENI), and Cluster D sites
  • Demo experiment where Cluster D researchers include tools (e.g., GUSH) to help authorize, reserve and assign resources via “ORCA SM API v1.0” XMLRPC interface to their SM (similar to protoGENI AM API, or possibly same as GENI AM API v2.0)

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