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GENI Engineering Conference 8

July 20, 2010 UCSD, San Diego, CA

Live demonstrations, posters, and presentations at GEC8 highlighted results from spiral 2 projects. See project descriptions, posters and presentations here.

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Digital Object Registry (DIGOBREG)

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Demo Participants: Larry Lannom, PI, Giridhar Manepalli
Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) demonstrated the functionality of the proposed GENI Federated Clearinghouse (GFC), which is implemented using the DIGOBREG technology. A prototype of GFC was demonstrated in Spiral 1 that aggregated information from the ProtoGENI clearinghouse, but the automatic federation from ProtoGENI clearinghouse was missing. That is, information from ProtoGENI was not updated on a regular basis in the prototype. The demonstration at GEC7 included automatic federation capability. Additional capabilities such as how end users can search on RSpec elements to discover resources was demonstrated. CNRI also demonstrated a security model that provides "freedom from the CRLs". This security model is implemented using the PKI capability embedded in the Handle System.

Diverse Outdoor Mobile Environment (DOME)

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Demo Participant: Thijs de Vries
The UMass DOME demonstrated their mobile testbed, which allows researchers to run experiments on computers installed on buses that each have a WiFi card, 900MHz radio, 3G modem and GPS installed on them. DOME ran an experiment which allowed these computers to connect to open wireless access points and record their GPS coordinates. In addition, the experiment used XTend 900MHz radios to forward GPS coordinates to other buses when a bus was not within range of a wireless access point.

Davis Social Links (DSL)

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Demo Participant: S. Felix Wu, Project PI, Thomas Tran, Haifeng Zhao
DSL demonstrated applications developed using the Davis Social Links framework. Applications and the DSL framework itself will run on protoGENI nodes.

Embedded Real-Time Meas (ERM)

Demo Participants: Caroline Lai, Michael Wang
In collaboration with the other teams involved in IMF, the ERM team outlined their project's progress as well as demonstrated their current measurement capabilities, specifically taking optical power measurements from the Polatis fiber switches on ORCA-BEN.


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Demo Participant:Chris Heerman, PI
CGii, which is a project in the ORCA environment, demonstrated a distributed network management capability in a shared environment between universities that can ensure the operational success of experimenting at-scale using GENI enabled infrastructure for robust, comprehensive and distributed substrate monitoring and management. The demo focused on how to stop a slice in a coordinated and efficient fashion. It included a researcher, university and a network provider collaborating together.


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Demo Participants: Rick Mcgeer, PI, Marco Yuen, Andy Bavier
GENICloud demonstrated the ability to deploy virtual machines on a Eucalyptus cluster using the SFA. This is the first step toward federating Eucalyptus clouds with GENI.

GENI Meta-Ops (GMOC)

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Demo Participants: Jon-Paul Herron, PI, Luke Fowler, Camilo Viecco
GMOC demonstrated its GENI visualization and Emergency Stop prototypes for the GENI Meta-Operations Center.


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Demo Participants: James Sterbenz, PI, Ali Sydney, Ramkumar Cherukuri
GpENI demonstrated the addition of nodes to the GpENI overlay demo and the integration of MyVINI and MyPLC controllers interface.


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Demo Participant: Jeannie Albrecht, PI
Gush is a slice controller for the PlanetLab control framework. Using a high-level description of an experiment (described in XML), Gush handles all aspects of experiment management, including resource discovery, software installation, process execution, and failure recovery. Gush demonstrated the Gush command line interface running simple experiments on PlanetLab highlighting the latest features, including integration with Raven.


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Click here to see iGENI's poster
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Demo Participants: Joe Mambretti, PI, Jim Chen
The iGENI demonstration at GEC7 presented the capabilities of flexible, programmable networks, including dynamic path provisioning among multiple sites and distances. The demonstration showcased eight scenarios using a) static paths and programmable edge devices and b) programmable dynamic paths using static edge devices. Scenarios include high performance protocol demonstrations at multiple distances, including one at 7,000 miles, enabling researchers to dynamically adjust experimental testbeds for various distances among sites.

Instrumentation Tools (INSTOOLS)

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Demo Participants: Jim Griffioen, PI
INSTOOLS demonstrated its instrumentation and measurement system running in the ProtoGENI environment. The demonstration included the system's ability to automatically deploy and initialize measurement infrastructure for a slice. Live demonstrations of the web interface used to monitor network performance within a slice were also shown.

Integrated Measurement Framework (IMF)

Demo Participants:Ilia Baldine, Karen Bergman, Rudra Pratap, PI, Michael Wang
The IMF, ERM and LEARN projects, in collaboration with ORCA-BEN, demonstrated the Measurement Handler software and the initial IMF framework software utilizing Measurement Handler software on the BEN substrate by retrieving and publishing physical layer measurements from BEN Infinera DTN optical ROADMs and Polatis optical switches.


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Demo Participants: Myung-Ki Shin, PI, Dongkyun Kim
K-GENI demonstrated the high performance Future Internet Virtualized Programmable Platform based on Network Processors. It includes the ProtoGENI compatible Control Framework and the functions of dynamic resource management, dynamic topology management and program download.


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Demo Participants: Wenjie Zeng

The KanseiSensorNet team demonstrated its capability of data plane stitching, in addition to its demonstrated control plane stitching capability, on two federated sensor network testbeds, the Kansei testbed located the Ohio State University and the NetEye testbed located at the Wayne State University. Near real-time round-trip delay between the two sites was be measured, collected, and visualized.


Demo Participants: Deniz Gurkan, P.I.
LEARN project in collaboration with ORCA-BEN and IMF demonstrated the measurement handler software retrieving measurements from Infinera DTN optical ROADMs on the BEN network. LEARN in collaboration with ORCA-BEN demonstrated that an isolated ORCA instance has been created in Dr. Gurkan's lab, moving towards later integration with LEARN.


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Demo Participant: Tom Lehman
In this demonstration MAX provided an update on the status and capabilities of the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads GENI Facility. This included a demonstration of the MAX Aggregate Manager to provide access to the substrate resources which include PlanetLab nodes and NetFPGA hosts. In addition, MAX provided an update on their ongoing work to enable interconnects and access from external organizations and facilities via integration with the global dynamic circuit network.

Million Node GENI (MILNGENI)

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Demo Participant: Justin Cappos, PI
MILNGENI represents a software component that anyone can install to participate in GENI. The Million Node GENI project will demonstrate resource utilization on end user machines including home machines behind NATs. Their demonstration showed the software running on a Nokia mobile device. Automated and manual tools for controlling experiments will be demonstrated.


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Demo Participants: Chris Small PI, Jeannie Albrecht (GUSH PI)
NetKarma demonstrated the generation of a Open Provenance Model graph from an experimenter using GUSH.

On Time Measurement

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Demo Participants: Prasad Calyam, PI
The OnTimeMeasure GENI team demonstrated basic functionality of a measurement service for user experiments on the geographically distributed ProtoGENI aggregate. The demo featured a web-portal for submitting measurement requests, controlling the measurement service, and querying measurement data within a ProtoGENI slice.

OpenFlow Clemson (OFCLEM)

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Demo Participants: Kuang-Ching Wang, PI, Dan Schmiedt
OpenFlow Clemson demonstrated the operation of an OpenFlow network at Clemson consisting of one Toroki switch, two PC Engine APs, and multiple OpenFlow-enabled laptops controlled via NOX, flowvisor, and SNAC. The demo showed the basic operations of all components and laptop handoff experiments across the APs. The demo was conducted remotely on the Clemson campus and viewed at the GEC7 site via ENVI/LAVI and video conferencing.

OpenFlow University of Washington (OFUWA)

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Demo Participants: Arvind Krishnamurthy, PI, Vjeko Brajkovic
OpenFlow U Washington demonstrated the Plug-n-Serve load balancing mechanism for clients accessing web servers at the University of Washington and Stanford throgh OpenFlow-enabled networks.

OpenFlow GeorgiaTech (OFGT)

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Demo Participants: Nick Feamster, PI, Ankur Nayak
OpenFlow Georgia Tech demonstrated their OpenFlow campus deployment configuration for experimentation focused on OpenFlow enabled next-generation network admission control system as a precursor to deployment into the campus residential network.

OpenFlow Wisconsin (OFUWI)

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Demo Participants: Theo Benson, Mike Blodgett
OpenFlow at U Wisconsin demonstrated OpenSAFE network monitoring and the University of Wisconsin-Madison current deployment.

Monitoring is crucial for both networks and testbeds, monitoring enables operators to perform security checks and to troubleshoot network problems. To this end U Wisconsin developed OpenSAFE, a monitoring and network security platform, built using the OpenFlow framework that allows operators to better monitor their network infrastructure. Leveraging the power of OpenSAFE, operators of E-GENI infrastructure will be able to instrument powerful network security applications for E-GENI. In this demo, U Wisconsin presented an overview of the OpenSAFE framework and ALARMS, the accompanying policy language, showing the flexibility of OpenSAFE by implementing several different security policies in ALARMS.

Extending E-GENI to enterprises and universities requires the deployment of devices capable of supporting the E-GENI requirements and the ability to allocate network slices on these devices. Over the last 3 months, U Wisconsin worked with three network operators to deploy three OpenFlow switches that are capable of fulfilling the E-GENI requirements, in the wiring closets of the Computer Sciences building. Although still in the initial stages, this deployment is able to support the coexistence of multiple network slices through the use of the FlowVisor framework. In this demo, U Wisconsin displayed the ability of this deployment to support two network slices. The first slice, the production slice, contained network traffic managed by an instance of SNAC, whereas the second slice, the research slice, was managed by a research controller running an experimental routing protocol.

OpenFlow Rutgers (OFRG)

Demo Participant: Ivan Seskar, PI
OpenFlow Rutgers demonstrated OpenFlow campus trials in their Rutgers campus by deploying switches between the wireless research network and Internet2. OpenFlow switches in the ORBIT indoor mesh testbed enhance performance and flexibility to support grid virtualization.

OpenFlow BBN

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Demo Participant: Josh Smift, System Engineer at BBN Technologies
OpenFlow BBN presented a poster showing the wide-area network connectivity for the nine deployed campus sites participating in the Spiral 2 OpenFlow Campus Trials, and demonstrated the configuration and operation of their small-scale OpenFlow deployment, which included an NEC switch with one non-OpenFlow VLAN, and two OpenFlow VLANs, two OpenFlow controllers (SNAC and NOX), and the FlowVisor.

OpenFlow Indiana University (OFIU)

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Demo Participants: Christopher Small, PI, Matt Davy, Co-PI
At GEC7 OFIU created a simple test of integration of the GpENI cluster and the OpenFlow switches. They utilized two of the PlanetLab servers in the IU GpENI cluster, 3 of the HP 6600 switches in the testlab and the SNAC controller to demonstrate the construction of policy rules that would block or enable traffic between the two PlanetLab hosts. OFIU also showed the Nagios monitoring interface and how it was monitoring all switches use in the demonstration.

The ORBIT Control Framework

The ORBIT control framework from Rutgers University, emphasizing wireless networks, the ORBIT Measurement Framework (OMF), and WiMAX, displayed their early Spiral 2 WiMAX work.

The ORCA Control Framework

The ORCA control framework from Duke University and RENCI, emphasizing development of distributed resource allocation strategies and integration of sensor networks, presented their intra cluster integration results at GEC7. Projects such as - ORCA-BEN, LEARN, IMF, GCii, DOME, ViSE-DiCLOUD, Kansei and iGENI demonstrated their early Sprial 2 accomplishments.


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Demo Participants: Ilia Baldine, PI, Jeff Chase, Co-PI, Yufeng Xin, Anirban Mandal
The ORCA-BEN project in collaboration with ViSE and iGENI projects demonstrated the creation of a national-scale multi-institutional experiment slice by creating and linking on-demand virtual machines on the campus of Duke University to a sensor testbed in Massachusetts (UMass Amherst). The connection consisted of separate dynamically provisioned Layer 2 VLAN segments in BEN (Breakable Experimental Network) and NLR FrameNet (using Sherpa) with a VLAN that was statically provisioned between UMass and the StarLight facility in Chicago. ORCA experiment controller instantiated the necessary resources and interconnected them together.

GENI Collaborative Interactive Infrastructure (GCii)

Demo Participants: Chris Heerman, Julian Lombardi, Steve Chall

GCii demonstrated a distributed network management capability in a shared environment between universities that can ensure the operational success of experimenting at-scale using GENI enabled infrastructure for robust, comprehensive and distributed substrate monitoring and management. Their demo focussed on how to use and stop a slice in a coordinated and efficient fashion. This included a researcher, university and a network provider collaborating together.

The PlanetLab Control Framework

The PlanetLab control framework from Princeton University, emphasizing development of control framework reference implementations and a range of component technologies and tools, displayed their early Spiral 2 progress. Projects such as GUSH, Raven, GpENI, SPP, SCAFFOLD and Campus OpenFlow (University of Wisconsin, RutgersOFRG, University of Clemson, Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University, University of Washington and BBN) demonstrated their work.

The ProtoGENI Control Framework

The ProtoGENI control framework, built around the Emulab project at the University of Utah and emphasizing network control and measurement and integrated experiment environments, integrated demonstrations from teh following projects: ProtoGENI, Digital Object Registry, On Time Measurement, Million Node GENI, CMULab, Instrumentation Tools, PrimoGENI, Scalable Monitoring, Programmable Edge Nodes, and Davis Social Link.


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Demo Participant: Rob Ricci, PI
ProtoGENI demonstrated creating slices on the ProtoGENI federation using the Emulab interface. This demo involved using the Emulab web interface and GUI to create a slice that spans multiple aggregates, using the ProtoGENI APIs on the back end to reserve resources. This included an initial set of the Emulab experimenter tools 'ported' to GENI.


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Demo Participants: Jason Liu, PI, Miguel A. Erazo, Nathanael Van Vorst
PrimoGENI demonstrated the creation of an experiment in ProtoGENI using the PrimoGENI scripting language and simulation/emulation environment. The demo also gave a preview PrimoGENI's preliminary GUI prototype.

Programmable Edge Node (UMLPEN)

Demo Participant: Yan Luo, PI
UMLPEN demonstrated Programmable Edge Node integration with ProtoGENI.


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Demo Participant: John Hartman
Raven demonstrated iftd, an intelligent transport mechanism for Stork that chooses the best transport protocol to download a package (e.g. BitTorrent, HTTP, CoBlitz). Iftd is also the basis for the Stork nest slice that serves as a proxy for Stork on PlanetLab nodes so that a particular package is only downloaded to the node once. The demo also illustrated the "raven" tool for easily creating packages and installing them in an an experiment (which may span slices) and the latest version of Owl, a service for monitoring experiments.

Scalable Monitoring (S3Monitor)

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Demo Participants: Puneet Sharma, Sriharsha Gangam, Ethan Blanton
S3MONITOR demonstrated sensor pod implementation on four ProtoGENI node topology. The initial version supports on-demand invocation of measurements from a webportal.

SuperCharged PLab Platform (SPP)

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Demo Participants:Jon Turner, PI, John DeHart
SPP demonstrated some of the activities that took place during the SPP Tutorial earlier in the day.


Click here to view SCAFFOLD's poster presentation

Demo Participant: Steve Ko
The Service-Centric Architecture For Flexible Object Localization and Distribution (SCAFFOLD) project presented a poster summarizing an earlier demo.


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Demo Participants:Ted Faber
Demonstrated the TIED plug-in system incorporating ProtoGENI resources in a TIED experiment/slice.


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Demo Participant: David Irwin
The VISE and Data-Intensive Cloud Control (DICLOUD projects) showed an integrated demo in the ORCA environment that sent streaming radar data from the VISE sensors over an NLR VLAN between UMass and Duke to the demo site. The project animated and displayed the live radar data using a GoogleMaps interface, and archived the data to Amazon EC2 over a tunnelled layer 2 connection using OpenVPN.


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Demo Participants: Brian Hay, Co-PI, Don Kline, Greg Kluper, John Quan
VMI-FED demonstrated the use of virtual machine introspection (VMI) to unobtrusively acquire data from running virtual machines, including network, process, and kernel state statistics.


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Demo Participants: Ivan Seskar, PI, Max Ott, Gautam D. Bhanage
The WiMAX project demonstrated an open virtualized WiMAX base station in the ORBIT environment using mobile OMF with location-based control and WiMAX support.

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