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Distributed Computing on GENI: Hadoop in a Slice

Webinar Details

  • Presented by: Paul Ruth from the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI)
  • Date: Friday August 26th
  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET


GENI is an excellent tool for experimenting with distributed computing. Hadoop is a popular framework for storing and processing large distributed datasets. This webinar uses Hadoop to demonstrate how to deploy scalable distributed applications across the GENI infrastructure.

The webinar walks participants through creating a Hadoop slice composed of three virtual machines that are a Hadoop cluster. The tutorial will lead you through creating the slice, observing the properties of the slice, and running a Hadoop example that sorts a large dataset. Upon completion of the exercise, participants will be able to experiment with scaling the Hadoop sorting application and should be able to apply their new skill to deploy other distributed applications.

Connection Information

Use the following URL to connect:

Alternatively, use your phone and participate without video by:
1) Dialing: +1.888.240.2560
2) Entering Conference ID: 562284608

Bluejeans is a video conferencing system. Click on the link and follow the instructions to get connected. The first time you use bluejeans you will likely need to install a plugin. For Google Chrome you may need to install a small client application.

Please join the meeting a few minutes before the start time.

Equipment Needed

  1. Computer with a good Internet connection and a browser (Firefox or Chrome preferred).
  2. Microphone (preferably a headset microphone) or alternatively a telephone.
  3. Webcam: Optional but recommended


If you wish to run the hands-on demo yourself, please complete the following pre-work:

  1. Verify you are able to log into the GENI Portal.
  2. Verify you have a laptop/desktop suitable for the tutorial.
  3. Install and verify GENI tools on your computer.

More information on each of these tasks here



A video recording of the webinar is available here

Please contact Ben Newton (Ben Newton) with questions.

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