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    2 = Welcome GENI Experimenters! =
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    4 The Global Environment for Network Innovations – GENI – is a suite of research infrastructure rapidly taking shape in prototype form across the United States. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with the goal of becoming the world’s first laboratory environment for exploring future internets at scale, thereby promoting innovations in network science, security, technologies, services and applications
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     6             <td> <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenterWelcome-alt"><img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/welcome-done.png?format=raw" alt="Welcome!"  height="30" title="Welcome to GENI for Experimenters." /> </td>
     7            <td> <pre>   </pre> </td>
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     9           <td> <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/SignMeUp"> <img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/signup-active.png?format=raw" alt="Sign Up!"  height="25" title="Get a GENI Account" /> </a> </td>
     10<td> <pre>   </pre> </td>
     11           <td> <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/RunHelloGENI"> <img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/hellogeni-active.png?format=raw" alt="Run Hello GENI!"  height="20" title="Run your first GENI Experiment" /> </a> </td>
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    6 == You are why GENI is here. ==
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    8 Remember that GENI is a virtual ''laboratory'', and what's a laboratory without experiments?  So, thank you for using GENI for your experiments.
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     23The Global Environment for Network Innovations – <b>GENI</b> – is a suite of <b>research infrastructure</b> rapidly taking shape in prototype form across the United States. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, with the goal of providing a <b> laboratory environment</b> for <b>networking and distributed systems research and education</b>.  It is well suited for exploring <b>networks at scale</b> thereby promoting innovations in network science, security, services and applications.
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     25           <td> <pre>   </pre> </td>
     26<td>  <img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/ProtoGENIFlashClient/flac_geni_20120920.png?format=raw" alt="Omni Client" height="120"/> </td>
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     31GENI is a networked federation of multiple testbeds that you can use for your research. If you don't already have a GENI account, <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/SignMeUp"> Sign Up! </a> and go through our <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/RunHelloGENI"> Hello GENI example </a>.
     32If you want to find out more about GENI and how it can help you in your research please read the <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/UnderstandingGENI"> Understanding GENI page</a>.
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    1040== Resources for experimenters ==
     41GENI is a federated virtual laboratory that provides access to multiple different testbeds to GENI experimenters, enabling networking and distributed systems research. However, the GENI ecosystem, terminology and ling might appear to be overwhelming  to a new GENI user. Don't worry, we are here to help! These are some useful pointers that will help you navigate through the GENI world. Feel free to email us with any questions you might have at [mailto:help@geni.net].
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    12 We're here to help.  If you have questions or get stuck, please e-mail us at [mailto:help@geni.net].
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     49          href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Tutorials"><img
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     52          alt="GENI Tutorials!"  height="100"
     53          title="Learn how to use GENI through easy to follow GENI tutorials" />
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     56          <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/AvailableAggregates"><img
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     60          title="Find out about available GENI resources" />
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     65          href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Tools"><img
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    14 Here are some pointers to GENI information that may help you get started.
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     77          alt="GENI Q&A for new exprimenters"  height="100"
     78          title="Learn more about GENI through a Q&A for new experimenters" />
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     82          <a  href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/GetHelp"><img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/help.png?format=raw" alt="GENI Help"  height="100" title="Email us with any question about GENI" />
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     95          <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/GENIBibliography"><img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/cite.png?format=raw" alt="Cite!"  height="100" title="GENI Bibliography" />
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     99        <a href="http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/GENICommunity"><img border="0" src="http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/NikySandbox/GENIExperimenter/Graphics/community.png?format=raw" alt="Cite!"  height="100" title="Mailing lists and Communication Methods for GENI Experimenters" />        </td>
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    16  * If you need GENI credentials, follow the instructions at SignMeUp.
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    18  * If you are new to GENI, you may want to check the [wiki:NewExperimenterQandA New Experimenter Q&A].
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    20  * The page [wiki:UnderstandingGENI] has information about how you can get started and run your experiment in GENI, including a catalog of resources.
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    22  * If you are running an experiment with [wiki:AboutOptInUsers opt-in users], you might want to take advantage of these  [wiki:TipsForExperimentersWithOptInUsers tips and recommendations].
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    24  * A community support mailing list for experimenters can be found [http://lists.geni.net/mailman/listinfo/experimenters here].
    25 
    26 == GENI Bibliography ==
    27 
    28 Read about what other researchers are doing with GENI. The [wiki:GENIBibliography] is a good place to start.
    29 
    30 == GENI Experiment and Assignment Repository ==
    31 
    32 A small but growing repository for archived and example experiments and classroom materials, plus some material
    33 for your not-too-serious reading enjoyment.
    34 
    35 || Hello, GENI! || [[Image(GENI.png, nolink, 50%)]] || Coming soon: In this introductory GENI experiment, you will walk step-by-step through the process of setting up and running your first GENI experiment. ||
    36 
    37 || Example Experiment:  [wiki:UDTExampleExperiment] || [[Image(UDTExampleExperiment.png, nolink)]] || In this example experiment, you will compare the behavior of two different transport protocols, UDT and TCP, under varying network conditions.[[br]][[br]]You will use ProtoGENI hosts to build your network.[[br]][[br]]In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail [mailto:help@geni.net]. ||
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    39 || Example Experiment: ClickExampleExperiment || [[Image(ClickExampleExperiment.png, nolink, 50%)]] || This example experiment shows how to use GENI resources to test a simple non-IP routing technique. This experiment will be of interest to experimenters working with novel protocols, particularly those with Click-based implementations.[[br]][[br]]You will use ProtoGENI hosts and Click modular router software to build your network.[[br]][[br]]In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail [mailto:help@geni.net]. ||
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    41 || Example Class Assignment: [http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/ScalableMonitoring/tcp-geni.pdf TCP Network Awareness] || [[Image(TCPAssignment.png, 50%, nolink)]] || The objective of this assignment is to familiarize you with the details of TCP congestion control, and the impact of network conditions on the TCP congestion control algorithms. [[br]][[br]] In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail [mailto:help@geni.net]. ||
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    43 || Example Class Assignment: [http://groups.geni.net/geni/attachment/wiki/ScalableMonitoring/openflow-geni.pdf Flow Management with OpenFlow] || [[Image(FlowManagementAssignment.png, 75%, nolink)]] || The objective of this assignment is to familiarize you with the software-defined networking, as well !OpenFlow technology. A moderately deep understanding of the !OpenFlow controller model and API is required for this project. You will design and implement !OpenFlow controllers and associated experiment topologies to implement a basic firewall and a simple load balancer. [[br]][[br]] In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail [mailto:help@geni.net]. ||
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    45 || Example Class Assignment: [wiki:WebServerExample] || [[Image(WebServerExample.png, nolink)]] || In this assignment you will build a functional web server. This assignment will guide you through the basics of distributed programming, client/server structures, and issues in building high performance servers.[[br]][[br]]You will use ProtoGENI hosts to build your network.[[br]][[br]]In order to try this example experiment, you should have GENI credentials and be familiar with using either the Flack GUI tool or the omni command line tool. Learn more about credentials at SignMeUp or by sending us mail [mailto:help@geni.net]. ||
    46 
    47 || Sister Testbed: [wiki:GENIExperimenterWelcome/Repository/Seattle Seattle] || [[Image(Seattle.png, nolink, 100%)]] || [https://seattle.cs.washington.edu/html/ Seattle] is a sister testbed of GENI. Seattle provides access to a large universe of diverse computing devices (e.g. shared-use desktop, laptop, tablets, and phones), displaying realistic network diversity (wired, wireless, intermittent connectivity, mobility), all via an easy to use programming language. [[br]] [[br]] Several quick-and-easy sample class assignments and projects are listed [wiki:GENIExperimenterWelcome/Repository/Seattle here]. ||
    48 
    49 || GENI Lore: TestTubeGuyBio || [[Image(TestTubeGuy.png, nolink, 25%)]] || Learn about this GENI legend. ||
    50 
    51 || GENI Lore: CoffeeWomanBio || [[Image(CoffeeWoman.png, nolink, 25%)]] || Learn about this GENI legend. ||
    52 
    53 == GENI Experimentation Events ==
    54 
    55 '''GEC15''' will be held in Houston Texas on October 23-25. Agenda and registration information are [http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/GEC15Agenda here].
    56 
    57 Please visit ExperimentationEventArchive for information on past events of interest to the GENI experimentation community.
     106== Experimenter News ==
     107  * '''October 23-25 2012, GEC15@Houston'''. Come and join us in the next GENI Engineering Conference in Houston, where you will have the chance to attend multiple GENI tutorials, meet other GENI experimenters as well as get to know the rest of the GENI community. Take a look at the [wiki:GEC15Agenda Agenda].
     108   * '''Demo requests deadline: October 1, 2012'''. Come and show your GENI work to the GENI community at the demo session at GEC 15.   
     109   * '''Travel Grant Application deadline: September 23'''. Apply for a Travel Gran to attend GEC15
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     111  * '''March 21 2013, GREE workshop 2013'''. Submit a paper in the 2nd [wiki:APRAGENI/GREE2013 GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop] that is collocated with GEC 16 at Utah.  Deadline is '''Jan. 6, 2013'''
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