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     3= GMOC Project Status Report =
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     5Period: Annual Report
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     7== Summary ==
     8  * Operating within Budget
     9  * Completed all Year 1 Milestones
     10  * Worked collecting data from initial set of GENI projects
     11  * Functional prototype GMOC environment implemented and available
     12  * Published several GENI documents, including Concept of Operations, Emergency Stop, GMOC data exchange formats
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     14The GMOC project had a successful first year, making good progress on the
     15early definition of operations for GENI, and helping to build the initial systems
     16and processes for federated operational data sharing. These are crucial early
     17building blocks for a facility that must be federated and flexible enough to
     18attract many types of infrastructures, but must also behave coherently and
     19effectively as an integrated facility. These can be used as the bootstraps for the
     20increased services, prototypes, and further definition we expect for Spiral 2.
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     22Much of our work for Spiral 1 was spent working to build a framework for data
     23sharing between GMOC and GENI infrastructure providers. This was handled
     24initially by approaching the control framework projects heading each control
     25framework cluster to try to build a system to share operational data about all the
     26projects within each cluster. Initial discussion was focused on feedback for a
     27draft Common Operational Dataset document describing the most important
     28types of data projects should share with GMOC. A Common Operational Data
     29Format document was also created to document how best to format the data
     30we receive, although this provoked less feedback and interest from the projects.
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     32The results from this effort were fruitful, but inconsistent. At this early stage, the
     33capabilities of the control frameworks and the projects themselves are highly
     34variable. Some projects were able to immediately provide us some data, while
     35others had little or no way of sharing this data at this point. It also became clear
     36that the control framework projects might not necessarily be the right
     37aggregator of operational data for projects within each cluster. Rather, the right
     38architecture might require direct data sharing with individual infrastructure
     39provider projects.
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     41By the end of Spiral 1, GMOC was collecting significant operational data about
     42the !PlanetLab infrastructure, though not the other projects within the !PlanetLab
     43cluster. We were also gathering some topological data from ProtoGENI, with an
     44expectation of gathering more data in Spiral 2. For ORCA, they hoped to have
     45some data in Spiral 2 as well.
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     47In addition to the project of coordinating operational data sharing and formatting,
     48GMOC developed a prototype GENI-wide view. This view, available from the
     49GMOC website, serves as an early prototype into how to visualize GENI as a
     50facility. There will continue to be significant work to develop this into a suite of
     51maps and other tools to provide health information to all GENI stakeholders.
     52This prototype will change significantly as we begin to receive additional types
     53of data. We’ve found that even a small amount of data becomes difficult to
     54visualize in a constructive way, and this will become exponentially more difficult
     55as more projects begin to share more information.
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     57Lastly, GMOC has produced 2 documents to help define operations for GENI
     58overall. First, we’ve produced a document describing a strategy for Emergency
     59Stop. This will be the document used to drive our Spiral 2 developments in
     60supporting Emergency Stop functionality. This document is now in draft format
     61and will be altered after soliciting feedback from other GENI project. Second,
     62we’ve produced a draft GENI Concept of Operations document to help begin a
     63strategy for Operations of GENI. This document will also likely be altered based
     64on feedback, and will be used to set the direction of GENI operations as a whole.
     65
     66== I. Major accomplishments ==
     67
     68=== A. Milestones achieved ===
     69
     70
     71=== B. Deliverables made ===
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     73
     74== II. Description of work performed during last quarter ==
     75
     76=== A. Activities and findings ===
     77
     78
     79=== B. Project participants ===
     80
     81
     82=== C. Publications (individual and organizational) ===
     83
     84
     85=== D. Outreach activities ===
     86
     87
     88=== E. Collaborations ===
     89
     90
     91=== F. Other Contributions ===