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Welcome GENI Experimenters!

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

You are why GENI is here.

Remember that GENI is a virtual laboratory, and what's a laboratory without experiments? So, thank you for using GENI for your experiments.

Resources for experimenters

We're here to help. If you have questions or get stuck, please e-mail us at

Here are some pointers to GENI information that may help you get started.

  • The GENI Experimenter's Portal has information about how you can get started and run your experiment in GENI, including a catalog of resources.
  • A community support mailing list for experimenters can be found here.

GENI Experiment Repository

A small but growing repository for archived and example experiments, plus some material for your not-too-serious reading enjoyment.

ClickExampleExperiment No image "ClickExampleExperiment.png" attached to GENIExperimenterWelcome 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.

You will use ProtoGENI hosts and Click modular router software to build your network.

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 and omni here or by sending us mail
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GENI Experimentation Events

Please visit ExperimentationEventArchive for information on past events of interest to the GENI experimentation community.