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    1 = New to GENI? =
    3 The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a suite of network research
    4 infrastructure now in its design and prototyping phase. It is sponsored by the National Science
    5 Foundation to support experimental research in network science and engineering.
    7 == GENI Overview ==
    8 Network Science and Engineering(NetSE) research challenges us to understand networks broadly and at multiple layers of
    9 abstraction from the physical substrates through the architecture and protocols to networks of people,
    10 organizations, and societies. The intellectual space surrounding this challenge is highly
    11 interdisciplinary, ranging from new research in network and distributed system design to the theoretical
    12 underpinnings of network science, network policy and economics, societal values, and the dynamic
    13 interactions of the physical and social spheres with communications networks. Such research holds
    14 great promise for new knowledge about the structure, behavior, and dynamics of our most complex
    15 systems – networks of networks – with potentially huge social and economic impact.
    17 As a concurrent activity, community planning for the suite of infrastructure that will support NetSE
    18 experiments has been underway since 2005. This suite is termed the Global Environment for Network
    19 Innovations (GENI). Although its specific requirements will evolve in response to the evolving NetSE
    20 research agenda, the GENI’s conceptual design is now clear enough to support a first spiral of
    21 planning and prototyping. The core concepts for the suite of GENI infrastructure are as follows.
    23 • Programmability – researchers may download software into GENI-compatible nodes to
    24 control how those nodes behave;
    26 • Virtualization and Other Forms of Resource Sharing – whenever feasible, nodes implement
    27 virtual machines, which allow multiple researchers to simultaneously share the infrastructure;
    28 and each experiment runs within its own, isolated slice created end-to-end across the
    29 experiment’s GENI resources;
    31 • Federation – different parts of the GENI suite are owned and/or operated by different
    32 organizations, and the NSF portion of the GENI suite forms only a part of the overall
    33 “ecosystem”; and
    35 • Slice-based Experimentation – GENI experiments will be an interconnected set of reserved
    36 resources on platforms in diverse locations. Researchers will remotely discover, reserve,
    37 configure, program, debug, operate, manage, and teardown distributed systems established
    38 across parts of the GENI suite.
    40 As envisioned in these community plans, the GENI suite will support a wide range of experimental
    41 protocols, and data dissemination techniques running over technologies such as fiber optics with next-generation
    42 optical switches, novel high-speed routers, city-wide experimental urban radio networks,
    43 high-end computational clusters, and sensor grids. The GENI suite is envisioned to be shared among a
    44 large number of individual, simultaneous experiments with extensive instrumentation that makes it easy
    45 to collect, analyze, and share real measurements.
    47 == Introductory Documents  ==
    48  * '''System overview''' -  [attachment:wiki:GeniSysOvrvw:GENI-AnIntroduction-28Feb2012.pdf  A high-level, narrative overview of the shape of the GENI suite of infrastructure. (February 2012 version)]
    49  * '''GENI Racks''' - [attachment:"wiki:GENIRacksHome:GENI Racks - A Quick Introduction - 28 Feb 2012.pdf" A quick introduction to GENI Racks]
    52 == See also ==
    53  * [wiki:GpoDoc GENI Documents]
    54  * [wiki:GeniGlossary GENI Glossary]
    55  * [ GENI Web Page]
    56  * [ Intro to GENI Video]
    58 {{{
    59 #!comment
    61  * '''Architectural tutorial''' - At the 1st GENI Engineering Conference, John Wroclawski gave a very nice tutorial on the GENI architecture which is available as a !QuickTime [ movie]. (Oct07)
    62  * '''Design goals'''. [ pdf] (June06)
    64 ===  How is GENI being planned and prototyped? ===
    65  * '''Project plan''' - An introduction to the GENI Project Office (GPO) and development approach planned for GENI.  [ pdf] (Sept08)
    66  * '''Spiral development''' -  GENI is being prototyped through "spiral development", with Spiral 1 now underway. See [wiki:SpiralOne GENI Spiral 1].
    67  * '''Working groups''' - GENI's technical design takes place in open, transparent [wiki:GeniWorkingGroups GENI working groups]
    69 === Research supported ===
    70  * Discussion of how GENI will be used for research and some requirements for the suite of infrastructure. [ pdf] (Sept06)
    72 == See also ==
    73  * [wiki:SpiralOne GENI Spiral 1]
    74  * [wiki:GeniWorkingGroups GENI Working Groups]
    75  * [GeniWikiGettingStarted Getting started on the GENI Wiki]
    76  * [wiki:SpiralOneProjects Pointers to GENI Spiral 1 Projects]
    77  * [wiki:"WhatResourcesAreInGENI" What resources are available in GENI]
    78  * [wiki:"ConnectivityHome" Connectivity information]
    79 }}}
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