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    1. Location
    2. Schedule
    3. Session Leaders
    4. Details
    5. Directions and Logistics
    6. Projects
      1. Experiments and Education
        1. Networked Virtual Reality Based Training for Orthopedic Surgery
        2. GENI Cinema
        3. A Cyber Physical Test Bed for Advanced Manufacturing
        4. Advanced Manufacturing App Marketplace
        5. PrimoGENI
        6. CloudLab
        7. Internet2 OpenFlow
        8. Enhancing OpenFlow Networks with Service Insertion and Payload Inspection
        9. SDN-Supported Collaborative DDoS Attack Detection and Containment
        10. O3 Network Orchestrator Suite "ODENOS"
        11. GENI Desktop
        12. ExoGENI / Science Shakedown
        13. Virtual Computer Networks Lab
        14. Wide-Area Monitoring of Power Systems Using DHT and GENI Cloud Computing
        15. KanREN-GENI/GpENI
        16. A High Level Rule-based Language for OpenFlow
        17. SDN Router Security in GENI
        18. Labwiki
        19. Network Function Instantiation
        20. GENI-VIRO
        21. Tracking World-wide Pollution
        22. Using the Mars Game to Teach Math
        23. GENI for Classes / GENI for the Masses
      2. Federation and International Collaboration
        1. International Federation (US, Japan, Europe)
        2. Enhancing Network Applications on VNode and GENI
        3. Application-driven Programmable Networking by FLARE
        4. SDXs: Software Define Network Exchanges at StarLight and Partner Sites
        5. Demand-driven Network Management with ProtoRINA
        6. SDX at SoX
        7. International SDX
        8. Upscaling your experiments by using International Federation of testbeds
        9. Hadoop in a Hybrid Cloud
      3. Wireless Networks and Applications
        1. Vehicular Sensing and Control
        2. Supporting Emerging Connected Vehicle Applications
        3. GENI Enabling an Ecological Science Community
        4. Paradrop
        5. Live Transcoding

GENI, US Ignite and Mozilla Foundation Evening Demos

This is currently a list of all requested demos. Demo requests are not yet confirmed for GEC22.



Tuesday 4.30pm - 7.30pm

Session Leaders

Heidi Picher Dempsey
GENI Project Office
Manu Gosain
GENI Project Office
Peter Stickney
GENI Project Office


The evening demo session gives GENI and US Ignite experimenters and developers a chance to share their work in a live network environment. Demonstrations run for the entire length of the session, with teams on hand to answer questions and collaborate. This page lists requested demonstrations categorized in broad interest groups. You can download project posters and supplemental information from attachments listed at the bottom of this page.

Directions and Logistics

Please visit this page for attendee and presenter logistics information.


Experiments and Education

Networked Virtual Reality Based Training for Orthopedic Surgery

*Dr. Pirela-Cruz demonstrates multimedia and haptic interfaces on a distributed VR application for training orthopedic residents. Visit us to learn about networked medical applications.

This demonstration involves highlighting a distributed approach to training orthopedic medical residents using Virtual Reality (VR) based simulation environments; this application exploits the capabilities of the Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) national test bed infrastructure. Our demonstration will show how expert surgeons in different hospitals can interact with medical trainees at others locations and teach them the fundamentals of orthopedic surgery. The high-definition multimedia streaming and haptic interfaces associated with the VR environment will enable trainees to remotely observe, participate and practice surgical techniques virtually from different locations (and also provides ‘on demand’ access to such medical educational and training resources).

The virtual environments will enable students to learn the appropriate way of performing orthopedic surgery. The traditional way of surgical teaching involves students first merely observing a ‘live’ surgery and gradually progressing to assisting experienced surgeons. Medical residents also learn through performing surgeries on cadavers; however, these approaches have limitations such as availability, cost and the remote possibility of infections, which limit their usefulness. A Virtual Reality based simulation environment is a practical compromise for addressing these concerns. We are working with Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (TTHSC) in El Paso, Texas.


GENI Cinema

This demonstration shows a live video streaming service for the reception, hosting, routing, and transmission of live video streams using OpenFlow in GENI. Visit us to learn about OpenFlow/SDN use-cases, video streaming and content delivery.

Video streaming over the Internet, be it static or live streaming, is rapidly increasing in popularity. Many video streaming services exist to serve a variety of needs, such as video conferencing, entertainment, education, and the broadcast of live events. These services rely heavily on the server application to adapt to increasing and decreasing demand for a particular video resource. Furthermore, they require the reallocation of resources and the restart of the stream when a client stops, starts, and/or switches to a different stream. SDN (Software-Defined Networking) and specifically OpenFlow can be creatively used to reallocate some of these tasks to the network and link layers.

Our goal is to provide a scalable service for GENI using OpenFlow that supports the broadcast of live video streams from an arbitrary number of video-producers to an arbitrary number of video-consumers, where video-consumers can change “channels” without disrupting their existing stream and without affecting the load on a particular video stream source.


A Cyber Physical Test Bed for Advanced Manufacturing

*This demonstration shows a new networked advanced manufacturing framework used for micro device assembly. Visit us to learn about globally distributed advanced manufacturing.

This demonstration will be a milestone in the area of Digital Manufacturing and involves showcasing a GENI based cyber physical framework for advanced manufacturing. This Next Internet based framework will enable globally distributed software and manufacturing resources to be accessed from different locations to accomplish a complex set of life cycle activities including design analysis, assembly planning, and simulation. The advent of the Next Internet holds the promise of ushering in a new era in Information Centric engineering and digital manufacturing activities. The focus will be on the emerging domain of micro devices assembly, which involves the assembly of micron sized parts using automated micro assembly work cells.


Advanced Manufacturing App Marketplace

This demo shows a working prototype of a web framework of a manufacturing App Marketplace hosted within a cloud-environment in GENI for TotalSim in Dublin, Ohio. Visit us to learn more about the "factory of the future" and cloud engineering for applications.

We will show a web framework of a basic App Marketplace cloud-environment for advanced manufacturing that is setup using GENI and Ohio Supercomputer Center resources in collaboration with TotalSim. Three Apps perform unique computations and communicate with each other to ensure mutual gain to help a manufacturing engineer deliver a complex design to a customer. Our demo is a first step towards developing an App Runtime environment in GENI to foster organic growth of an App marketplace, where multiple manufacturing companies can leverage cloud technologies to thrive by using ‘agile manufacturing’ practices.


*Prasad Calyam,, University of Missouri-Columbia


This demo shows a working prototype of MyExperiment, a full-functioning public online model repository for PrimoGENI. Visit us to learn about network experiments that combine simulation and emulation on GENI.

PrimoGENI allows hybrid network experiments consisting of simulated and emulated network entities. Each PrimoGENI experiment consists of a model of a virtual network, which includes the specification of the network topology with detailed configuration of network entities, and possible specification of background network traffic. MyExperiment is an online repository, where experimenters can create, view, and modify network models; one can also publish network models and share experiment results with the user community. MyExperiment contains plugins for various network topology and traffic generators. MyExperiment manages network models created by each user and supports translation between different formats. Users can publish their models and share experiment results to facilitate model reuse and validation.



This demo shows a platform for research into new cloud architectures and applications. Visit us if you're interested in the future of the cloud.

CloudLab provides researchers with control and visibility all the way down to the bare metal. Provisioning an entire cloud inside of CloudLab takes only minutes. Most CloudLab resources provide hard isolation from other users, so CloudLab can support hundreds of simultaneous "slices", with each getting an artifact-free environment suitable for scientific experimentation with new cloud architectures.

CloudLab is built from the software technologies that make up Emulab and parts of GENI, so it provides a familiar, consistent interface for researchers.


Internet2 OpenFlow

This demo shows Internet2 resources being allocated as part of a GENI experiment, and also describes the steps to get a slice of virtualized backbone resources. Visit us to see what GENI resources are available on the Internet2 backbone, and how they are implemented.

Internet2 will demo circuits being created on the Advanced Layer 2 Service with the AL2S Aggregate Manager, and also virtualization on the Advanced Layer 2 Service with FlowSpace Firewall, showing a guest controller in addition to the standard Advanced Layer 2 Service OESS controller. We will talk about our experience with guest controllers to date, and field questions on how we support experimental GENI OpenFlow controllers, running alongside our production AL2S controller.


Enhancing OpenFlow Networks with Service Insertion and Payload Inspection

This demo shows a working prototype of an application-aware video reconditioning service. Visit us to learn about building value-added network services, such as a context-sensitive service for prioritizing public safety applications or a security service that detects and eliminates malware embedded in unwary user traffic.

Today, due to volatile and exploding traffic demands, ISPs need to update their deployed network resources almost continuously, but it is costly to provision increasingly faster and specialized network devices. The impact of a given resource change on the performance of traffic in terms of improving user experience or utility is also hard to predict. Network middle boxes with Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) capabilities have become a necessity for improving the intelligence of networks. OpenFlow, the de facto early standard for Software-Defined Networking, encourages multi-vendor openness but only allows traffic engineering on an integrated basis for L2-L4. To introduce DPI functionality, we propose and prototype an enhancement to OpenFlow based on the idea of an External Processing Box (EPB) optionally attached to forwarding engines; however, when attached the EPB is seen as an integrated part of the OpenFlow datapath. With an EPB, a network operator can program L7-based policies within an OpenFlow Controller to control service insertion and traffic engineering. The EPB enables the operator the capability to modify traffic behavior based on payload content (i.e. expedite specific traffic); inject/remove information from the payload; and encrypt traffic on the fly.

The video reconditioning service prototype demonstrates video traffic steered to travel either a best-effort route or an expedited route based on the video feed’s URL. This is currently a capability switches (conventional/OpenFlow-enabled) are not able to perform, because the information lies in the L7 header.


SDN-Supported Collaborative DDoS Attack Detection and Containment

This demo uses collaborative monitoring and correlation to mitigate effects of the network traffic surge of a flooding Denial of Service attack that can cause loss of service for legitimate sites. Visit us to learn about cybersecurity attack detection and mitigation.

Software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow offer great support to dynamically adapt a network and to access data on different network layers as needed. Such advantages have been driving recent research efforts to develop new security applications and services. However, most studies on attack detection and containment have not really differentiated their solutions from the traditional ones, without fully taking advantage of the unique capabilities provided by SDN. Moreover, even if some of these studies provide interesting visions of what can be achieved, they stop short of presenting realistic application scenarios and experimental results. We present a novel attack detection and containment approach that is coordinated by distributed network monitors and controllers/correlators centralized on an SDN OpenFlow Virtual Switch (OVS). With different views and information availability, these elements collaboratively detect signature constituents of an attack that possess different characteristics of scale and detail. Therefore, this approach is able to not only quickly issue an alert against potential threats followed by careful verification for high accuracy, but also balance the workload on the OVS. We apply the proposed approach to TCP SYN flood attacks using the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI). This realistic experimentation has provided us with insightful findings helpful to our goal toward a systematic methodology of SDN-supported attack detection and containment. First, we have demonstrated through experimentation the scalability of our collaborative scheme. Second, we have studied how the combination of alerts by the monitor and deep packet inspection by the correlator, can increase the speed and accuracy of attack identification. Our experiments, in the context of a small to medium corporate network, have demonstrated the effectiveness and scalability of the SDN-supported detection and containment approach.


O3 Network Orchestrator Suite "ODENOS"

*This demo shows network virtualization (with control delegation) over a wide-area network consisting of multiple vendor/admin domains and multiple layers (optical and packet). Visit us to learn about building SDN controllers.

There will be an increasing demand from OTT providers that would like to use carrier wide-area networks with fine-grain control. However, creating an SDN controller for a wide-area network is already hard; A typical wide-area network consists of multiple vendor/admin domains and multiple layers (e.g., optical and packet) and providers would like to have unified control over them. Creating multiple virtualization slices is even harder. ODENOS allows us to create such an SDN controller easily from building blocks.


GENI Desktop

This demo shows a unified interface for accessing GENI resources and managing GENI experiments. Visit us if you want to use GENI (beginners or experienced) or develop GENI tools.

GENI Desktop provides a unified interface and environment for experimenters to create, control, manage, interact with and measure the performance of GENI slices. A streamlined GENI Desktop Lite will be demonstrated at this GEC. We have integrated Jacks into the GENI Desktop. We will also demo the slice verification testing service and the revised archival service implemented in GENI Desktop. In addition, we will demo the module for supporting user-defined flows and performance measurement for OVS nodes implemented in the Adopt-A-GENI (AAG) project.


ExoGENI / Science Shakedown

This demo will showcase a novel, dynamically adaptable networked cloud infrastructure driven by the demands of a scientific application. Visit us to learn how to use GENI for domain science experiments.

This demonstration will showcase a novel, dynamically adaptable cloud infrastructure driven by the demand of a data-driven scientific workflow. It will use resources from ExoGENI - a Networked Infrastructure-as-a-Service (NIaaS) testbed funded through NSF's Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project. The demo will use a dynamically provisioned slice to execute a scientific workflow (astronomy and/or genomics). We will demonstrate the features of "ShadowQ" , an entity that predicts future resource needs of a workflow, and runs alongside the Pegasus workflow management system. This workflow introspection feature will be used to adapt the slice to the demands of the workflow as it executes, by adjusting the amount of resources used.


Virtual Computer Networks Lab

This demo shows two new assignments for using GENI in the classroom. Visit us if you are interested in using GENI for education.

In this demo, we will present two new assignments that can be executed on top of GENI testbeds and used as assignments for an undergraduate Computer Networks or Distributed Systems class. The first assignment lets students implement and test a data center load balancer, while the second assignment introduces the basics of multicast.


Wide-Area Monitoring of Power Systems Using DHT and GENI Cloud Computing

This demo shows how enhanced distributed hash tables (DHTs), deployed in a distributed cloud network like GENI, can be used as a highly useful medium for real-time distributed monitoring of very large power systems using massive volumes of Synchrophasor data. Visit us if you are interested in smart grids, distributed computing and real-time systems.

The demo will show how enhanced distributed hash tables can be deployed in a distributed cloud network like GENI to form a transformatively new wide-area communication medium for executing critical, real-time monitoring and estimation functions in large electric power systems using massive volumes of Synchrophasor data. We will demonstrate how various monitoring and state estimation algorithms for keeping continuous track of a power grid, can be installed in GENI using a deadline-driven DHT system we are developing, which decouples the data communication between the grid sensors (Phasor Measurement Units or PMUs), the data processors (Phasor Data Concentrators or PDCs), and the monitoring applications. We will develop a dynamic, virtual PMU-PDC architecture in ExoGENI that can be connected to a power system testbed running at the NSF FREEDM Systems Center located at NC State University. The connection will be completely plug-and-play. We will use this interconnection to emulate several realistic monitoring scenarios and evaluate how DHTs can improve the resiliency of monitoring against network delays and malicious data-flows. This is a collaboration between RENCI and NCSU.



This poster presents the current state of infrastructure deployment in KanREN-GENI and GpENI, including the location and status of Brocade OpenFlow switches in higher education institutions throughout the state of Kansas, and its relationship to other GENI infrastructure, including the KU and UMKC InstaGENI racks, and the GpENI testbed.


A High Level Rule-based Language for OpenFlow

This poster presents a new high level language based on XML notation to describe network control rules in Software Defined Network (SDN) environments. As a result of this abstraction, complicated language- and framework-specific APIs will be separated from policy descriptions in SDNs. Therefore, network administrators or engineers will not be involved with low-level APIs or language syntax. Instead they can define control policies without being concerned with the complexities of the underlying controller framework. Indeed, this will make software-defined networking easier and more attractive for network administrators.


SDN Router Security in GENI

This demo shows consequences of compromised routers, controllers, and other systems. Visit us if you are interested in network security.

GENI is making wide use of software-defined networking. This technology makes use of protocols such as OpenFlow, which implements the software-defined networking. This demo explores what could happen if a router is misconfigured or the nodes with the controllers are compromised. How would such a compromise affect other routers? What would be the effects on the network as a whole?



This demo shows the latest features of Labwiki, which is a workspace for experimenters to plan, prepare, orchestrate and analyse their experiments. Visit us if you are an experimenter, researcher, testbed/aggregate operator, or user tool developer.

This demonstration presents the latest features to the Labwiki Workspace. We will demonstrate the secure provisioning of resources and topologies through Labwiki. We will also present Labwiki's new visualisation engine with new types of available graphs that an experimenter can use. We finally demonstrate Labwiki's capability to orchestrate an experiment which simultaneously involves globally distributed resources. These features allow Labwiki to provide experimenter with a comprehensive workspace to plan, prepare, orchestrate and analyse their experiments. We will also present its new automated experiment trial validation plugin, e.g. a lecturer can now automatically get information about experiment trials requested by students. We will finally demonstrate Labwiki's new integration within an eBook widget.


Network Function Instantiation

*This demo shows a new approach to network function instantiation. Visit us to learn how to accomplish network functions on desired flows in an inline fashion.

The demo will present our infrastructure and resource management outcomes to integrate split data plane resources to the GENI testbed to enable network function instantiation. A prototype network function instantiation on a desired flow will be accomplished during the demo session. We will enable this network experimentation capability to the GENI users by the end of 2015.

We demonstrate a network function instantiation capability that transforms the understanding of middleboxes as rigid feature providers. Instead of utilizing middleboxes in strategic locations in the network, we enable programmable network function instantiation in a proliferated fashion in the networks.



*This demo shows progress on implementing and deploying a non-IP routing Protocol VIRO in GENI. Visit us to learn more about routing experiments.

This demo illustrates the current progress of our GENI-VIRO implementation using the GENI testbed. We will be using the OVS and SDN platform running on virtual machines running GENI nodes in one or multiple sites to run our current GENI-VIRO code. We will set up a virtual network over GENI connecting with a local area network to demonstrate GENI-VIRO capabilities that handle host mobility and support resilient routing.


Tracking World-wide Pollution

*No Description Available.


Using the Mars Game to Teach Math

This demo shows the Mars Game prototype deployment in GENI. Visit us to learn more about digital game-based learning, education and US Ignite.

Mars Game is a web platform for teaching math to ninth and tenth grade students.


*No participant list available.

GENI for Classes / GENI for the Masses

This demo shows two educational offerings available on GENI: the GENI Classroom-as-a-Service on the wireless testbeds (GENI for classes), and the GENI MOOC which includes browser-based lab exercises in a Massive Open Online Class delivery format (GENI for the masses). Visit us if you are an educator, or if you are interested in engineering or computer science and engineering education at all levels.

This demo showcases two educational offerings built on GENI and available for general use. The GENI Classroom-as-a-Service is a set of experiments designed to complement traditional courses on computer networks, wireless and mobile computing, or wireless communications. To date, it has been used by hundreds of students in over a dozen classes. We will also demo GENI MOOC, an experiment-based Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the subject of computer networks, with lab experiments that run on GENI resources. This course is aimed at beginners who want to learn about how the Internet works, students who want an introduction to some research topics in networking, and instructors who may use these browser-based experiments as in-class demonstrations or homework assignments.


  • Fraida Fund, Fraida Fund, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Federation and International Collaboration

International Federation (US, Japan, Europe)

This demo shows federation mechanisms that enable virtual networks between heterogeneous virtualization platforms to be created and operated easily. Visit us if you are interested in international collaboration.

In this demo, a slice spread across three different virtualization platforms (VNode, GENI, Fed4Fire) is created. We will show how a federated slice is created using the Slice Exchange Point mechanism, which enables the whole slice to be managed by the network manager of any single virtualization platform.


Enhancing Network Applications on VNode and GENI

This demo shows enhanced video streaming and big data applications via a federation slice between VNode and GENI. Visit us to see how application and network providers can use this approach to enhance their applications.

In this demo, we show enhanced video streaming and big data applications via a federation slice between VNode and GENI. In video streaming applications, we deploy multi-casting and transcoding functions dynamically into slice nodes according to the application demands. Users can receive high quality video via limited bandwidth. In big data applications, we try to transmit big data efficiently and safely via a federation slice with US Ignite members.


Application-driven Programmable Networking by FLARE

This demo shows multiple application-driven slices leveraging FLARE DPN for smartphone users, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) tiny sensor devices. Visit us if you are a smartphone user who's not satisfied with your application performance.

In this demo, the application driven networking for smartphone services will be shown in multiple application specific slices created in FLARE nodes. We can apply different network polixy, such as QoS, to each slice in accordance with application demands. We can also demonstrate the slice tailored to IoT devices, such as micro-computer based tiny sensor devices which generate packets that differ in size from current Internet traffic.


SDXs: Software Define Network Exchanges at StarLight and Partner Sites

This demo shows a working prototype of SDXs at the StarLight International / National Communications Exchange Facility and partner sites, which enable the exchange of research traffic among different types of Software Define Networks (SDNs) and legacy networks. Visit us if you are interested in any of these subjects:

1. Identifying the current challenges in managing SDN networks in production exchanges
2. Proposals for addressing these challenges and the prototype demonstrations
3. Creating virtual exchange prototypes for specialized communities: SDXs for Genomics Data
4. Creating virtual exchange prototypes for specialized communities: SDXs for Cloud testbeds

The challenges in connecting and exchanging different types of network traffic for research and education communities are not well known topics outside of the network exchange communities. The recent proliferation of SDN/OpenFlow technology brings this challenge to the attention of all the interested parties.

StarLight and partner sites present through these demonstrations current prototype work underway to address such challenges. The prototype SDXs include the Network Service Interface (NSI), ofNSI (OpenFlow NSI), GENI AM integration, virtual SDXs for Open Genomic Data Common, and Virtual SDXs for Chameleon Cloud, one of the National Science Foundation’s NSFCloud testbeds.


Demand-driven Network Management with ProtoRINA

This demo shows how video can be efficiently multicast to many clients on demand by dynamically creating a delivery tree using ProtoRINA, our prototype of the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA). Visit us if you are interested in future network architectures, and demand-driven network management and its application to software-defined virtual networking.

We demonstrate how video can be efficiently multicast to many clients on demand by dynamically creating a delivery tree using ProtoRINA, our prototype of the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA). Under RINA, multicast can be enabled through a secure communication container that is dynamically formed to support video transport either through application proxies or via relay IPC processes. The former represents application-level management, while the latter represents communication layer management. Both forms are part of RINA’s repeating management structure. RINA supports demand-driven network management, where mechanisms (including registration, authentication, enrollment, addressing, etc.) are policy-instantiated to allow the dynamic formation of private communication layers in support of various requirements. This demo highlights RINA's inherent support for envisioned software-defined virtual networking scenarios.


  • Nabeel Akhtar, Nabeel Akhtar, Boston University
  • Yuefeng Wang,, Boston University
  • Abraham Matta,, Boston University

SDX at SoX

This demo shows how Software Defined Networking can be applied to the regional network exchange to improve network traffic routing based on rich policy requirements. Visit us to learn how to use GENI to experiment with future network peering and service architectures.

The SDX allows direct expression of flexible network policies in an Internet Exchange Point. At the SDX, ISPs can apply actions on packets based on multiple header fields. This flexibility enables applications such as inbound traffic engineering, redirection of traffic to middle boxes, wide-area server load balancing, and blocking of unwanted traffic.


International SDX

This demo shows working prototypes of Software Defined Exchanges operating in the US and Europe. Visit us if you are interested in emerging Internet architecture and specifically in Software Defined Networks and Infrastructure.

The Software Defined Exchange (SDX) is a recently defined concept that is motivated by the need of applications to, via software programs, dynamically acquire and control network, computation and storage resources. An SDX is a meeting place where resource owners (e.g., cloud or network operators) advertise the availability of their wares and where applications go to identify, pay for and acquire resources to support their needs. These needs may change over time, and the SDX supports such dynamic reconfiguration. In effect, the SDX allows applications to acquire a software defined “slice” of the Internet and resources that are connected to it. It is a traditional market bringing together sellers and buyers of goods. Its availability will democratize the ability of new applications to compete in a variety of markets served by different resource providers. The SDX, together with “slicing” and “software defined infrastructure,” have the potential to revolutionize the Internet and to enable an exciting new generation of applications. Of course, this very high level description belies the complex financial, policy, security and technical problems that must be overcome to fully realize the potential of the SDX. Prototype SDXs are now being established to explore and address these problems in a collaborative atmosphere.


Upscaling your experiments by using International Federation of testbeds

This demo shows current production quality international world-wide federation of testbeds. Visit us to learn about large international testbed topologies for future internet research.

This demo will show the strength of international federation of testbeds. We will demonstrate the current international federation in production (=what a student can use today) by building large international topologies on existing testbeds. We will demonstrate the possibility of provisioning and controlling experiments with 1000+ international resources, based on resources in GENI (US), Fed4FIRE (EU) and VNode (Japan). This demo is made possible by implementing the same APIs on testbeds and tools all over the globe.


Hadoop in a Hybrid Cloud

This demo shows a working prototype for a hybrid cloud between State University of Campinas, Brazil, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the GENI platform. Visit us if you are interested in cloud computing and big data.

Hadoop is a MapReduce implementation for processing and generating large data sets. Combined with the ubiquitous, on-demand, and dynamic resources at low cost from cloud computing, we can build an environment with great potential to process big data. However, using Hadoop on the cloud spends time, requires technical knowledge from users, and, sometimes, the private cloud is not able to allocate all the resources needed. The hybrid cloud is composed of public and private clouds and, when necessary, the resources in the public cloud are used. Therefore, the simultaneous management of private and public domains requires an appropriate model that combines performance with minimal cost. Our proposition is to deploy an architecture to facilitate the orchestration of Hadoop applications in hybrid clouds. The core of the model consists of a submission web portal, an orchestration engine, and an execution services factory. These components will orchestrate the creation of virtual machines for the Hadoop clusters in the private cloud. Through these components it is possible to automate the preparation of a cross-domain cluster, and, when it is needed, to allocate virtual machines at the GENI platform, and make it useful for the cloud users.


  • Guilherme Russi, Luis Guilherme Russi, Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado

Wireless Networks and Applications

Vehicular Sensing and Control

This demo shows our latest observations and results using an open-innovation platform and experimentation methodologies for connected and automated vehicles. Visit us if you are interested in vehicular sensing and control (VSC) networking, high-fidelity, at-scale emulation, and cutting-edge research with GENI resources.

In this demo, two vehicles equipped with virtualized vehicular sensing and control (VSC) platforms are collecting real time sensing data while driving around Detroit midtown. Through the WSU GENI WiMAX network and GENI VLAN, the sensed data are sent to different users for various experiments, emulations, or real-world applications such as vehicle fuel economy sensing, and real-time 3D image reconstruction. In particular, we will demonstrate that VSC network emulation executes in ExoGENI racks to show the impact of novel solutions from NSF-funded research on reliable, real-time wireless communication.


Supporting Emerging Connected Vehicle Applications

This demo shows how wireless (particularly GENI WIMAX/LTE), cloud, and SDN resources in GENI work together to enhance the connected vehicle applications originally designed with dedicated short range communication (DSRC) units. Visit us if you are interested in emerging connected vehicle networks and applications.

By the end of the decade, it is expected that the US Department of Transportation (DOT) will require all new vehicles to be capable of communicating with other vehicles and roadside infrastructure through wireless communications. The primary motivation of connected vehicles (CV) envisioned by the US DOT is to reduce the number of crashes, which cost more than 30,000 lives every year on US highways. The crash avoidance applications supported by vehicle to vehicle (V2V) and vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) connectivity exchange safety critical information such as speed, location and direction of movement to assess crash risk based on the proximity of vehicles. In this demo, we will show how to exploit GENI wireless and cloud resources and SDN to enhance connected vehicle applications. Particularly, we will build a testbed along a segment of I-85 near Clemson's ICAR campus. GENI WiMAX has already covered that segment of interstate. We will further build DSRC enabled RSUs along the road for vehicles to access. On-board units with both WiMAX and DSRC interfaces will be equipped on testing vehicles.


GENI Enabling an Ecological Science Community

*This demo shows how UWM uses GENI WiMAX to support ecological field research and classes. Visit us to see how ecologists and network scientists collaborate.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's GENI WiMAX installations have extended to the Kemp Natural Resource Station in northern Wisconsin. We are GENI enabling the research facility of ecology students and field classes for research connectivity out in the forest and lake areas. This demo shows the current infrastructure, planned research sites, and video coverage at Kemp.



*This demo shows a software platform for home wireless access point applications. Visit us if you're interested in new services for home networks.

We will demo the Paradrop Platform, which is a software platform that allows developers to launch applications onto specialized Access Points that exist in the home. This provides the ability to introduce unique control and high quality value adds onto services the end-user chooses to use in their home, including applications related to Internet of Things, high-definition media content distribution, and others. For this demo, we will showcase the Platform's ability to dynamically launch and control virtual machines that are running within the Access Point for a few specific services.


Live Transcoding

*This demo shows a drone that sends live video over a WiMAX connection. Visit us if you're interested in city testbeds and emergency services.

The WiNGS lab is working to set up a city-wide testbed utilizing WiMAX base stations for connectivity to many client devices. This demo shows a drone we use to transcode live video we send over the WiMAX connection. We are looking at using this technology to assist emergency response vehicles with real-time updates while they are enroute.


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