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Key GENI Concepts

This page introduces GENI concepts and terms you will need to know before you use GENI. For a glossary of GENI terms, see


A slice consists of reserved resources and the set of GENI experimenters entitled to act on those resources.

  • Experiments live within slices i.e. they use resources reserved by their slice.
  • Slices isolate experiments. GENI is a shared testbed and slices ensure experimenters do not interfere with one another.
  • Experimenters are responsible for their slice and will be held accountable for any adverse behaviors by experiments in their slices.