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Project Number

1719

Project Title

iGENI: A Distributed Network Research Infrastructure for the Global Environment for Network Innovation
a.k.a. IGENI

Technical Contacts

PI: Joe Mambretti Northwestern University, International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR, www.icair.org) j-mambretti@northwestern.edu
Co-PI: Maxine Brown Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL, www.evl.uic.edu) University of Illinois at Chicago maxine@uic.edu
Co-PI: Thomas A. DeFanti California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) University of California, San Diego tdefanti@ucsd.edu

Participating Organizations

Northwestern University, International Center for Advanced Internet Research (iCAIR)
University of Illinois at Chicago, Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)
California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman hmussman@geni.net

Scope

This project will define, design and implement iGENI, a distributed network research infrastructure; integrate it with current and planned GENI resources; and operate it for the use of GENI researchers conducting experiments that involve multiple aggregates (at multiple sites).
The iGENI infrastructure will be defined in collaboration with the GPO and other GENI projects to expand the controllable transport services available to GENI researchers, and make GENI available to more research communities.

The iGENI infrastructure will connect existing resources with iCAIR involvement (e.g. StarLight) with current GENI backbone transport resources (e.g., Internet2 and NLR layer 2/Ethernet VLANs); current and planned GENI regional transport resources (e.g., BEN, CENIC, and others ); and additional available connections to other research networks (e.g. FIRE).

The iGENI infrastructure will be integrated as an aggregate with the ORCA control framework in Cluster D. Through ORCA, available resources in iGENI will be discovered; services will be setup and managed; and individual traffic streams will be controlled and managed. This project will implement interfaces to ORCA that allow dynamic control of network services involving iGENI, associated transport resources and and GENI aggregates. It will be possible to setup services using prepackaged or customized configurations and topologies.

Current Capabilities

Milestones

MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.a Define the iGENI infrastucture)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.b Cluster plan for VLANs between testbeds)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.c Integrate iGENI with ORCA)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.d Demo VLAN connections between GENI aggregates)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.e Demo VLAN connections including other research communities)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.f Control of iGENI via ORCA to GENI users)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.g POC to GENI response team)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.h POC to GENI security team)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.i Contribution to GENI outreach)?
MilestoneDate(IGENI: S2.j Explore dynamic L1 connections)?

Project Technical Documents

StarLight: IEEE 802.1q VLAN-based R&E Network Exchange Services
GLIF: Integrating the World with Light
Starlight Engineering
StarLight GLIF GOLE, May, 2006
StarLight GLIF GOLE, ndl Description

GEC7 Demo

Quarterly Status Reports

IGENI: 4Q09 Status Report?
IGENI: 1Q10 Status Report
For Other Quaterly Reports, See Below "Attachments"

Spiral 2 Connectivity

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