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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 page UnderstandingGENI 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

There are multiple events coming up in the next month :

  • 5/29/2012 - 6/2/2012 GENI Summer Camp : This is a one-week summer camp starting that provides participants with the opportunity to learn and use the various tools available in the GENI environment through tutorials, labs, and a team-based project. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at different-level colleges are welcome to apply. Industrial attendees are welcome too.
  • 6/11/2012 GENI Tutorials at TridentComm. There are three GENI tutorials offeres at TridentCom 2012 that will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece. If you are planning to attend the conference make sure to register for the Tutorials. The tutorials are:
    • Getting Started with GENI: A User Tutorial by Jonathan Duerig of the University of Utah. This tutorial will provide an overview of GENI and will cover the process of creating a network and running a simple experiment using two tools: the Flack GUI and the INSTOOLS instrumentation service.
    • Designing and Deploying Network Experiments in GENI by Niky Riga and Mark Berman of the GENI Project Office. This tutorial will offer attendees hands-on experience using GENI and designing both IP and non-IP network experiments.
    • Experimentation in a Multi-site GENI WiMAX Network using Orbit Management Framework by Ivan Seskar (Rutgers University), Fraida Fund (Polytechnic Institute of New York University), Abhimanyu Gosain (GPO) and Harry Mussman (GPO). Tutorial attendees will get hands-on experience using the Orbit Management Framework (OMF) to define IP and Non-IP experiments across a multi-site GENI WiMAX deployment.
  • 6/11/2012 GENI Tutorial at SIGMETRICS

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