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The GENI Experiment Lifecycle using LabWiki of OEDL


Sunday, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Session Leaders

Mike Zink
UMass Amherst
Thierry Rakotoarivelo
Christoph Dwertmannn

Agenda / Details

Learn to design, describe and run an experiment using the LabWiki tool and the OEDL experiment scripting language. LabWiki and OEDL together make it easy to design repeatable experiments, try out different experiment configurations and publish experiments for use by others.

This hands-on tutorial will show you how to use the LabWiki interface and the OMF Experiment Description Language (OEDL) to:

  • describe small and large scale experiments
  • execute these experiments using GENI resources
  • visualize and analyze collected measurements

After an overview of the tutorial's plan and the tools to be used, we will start the tutorial with the description and execution of a simple "Hello World" experiment. We will then move to a small scale experiment, which will be based on the work of existing network researchers (i.e. evaluating the performance of a peer-assisted video streaming scheme). This second experiment will involve measurement collection and visualization through graphs within !Labwiki, Finally, we will scale that experiment up to hundreds of resources and use this scaled-up instance in other experiments.

Thus at the end of this tutorial you should have a comprehensive view on how to easily to design, run, scale up, and re-use experiments with LabWiki and OEDL.


There are no pre-requisites for this tutorial.

The GENI resources used in this tutorial will be pre-allocated and provisioned prior to the start of the tutorial. Thus if you would like to learn how to obtain GENI resources to use in your experiment, we recommend that you attend the Getting Started with GENI and the GENI Portal - Part I tutorial.

Please Arrive With:

Active participants will need a laptop with a recent web browser

Tutorial materials