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Project Number

1718

Project Title

GENI IMF: Integrated Measurement Framework and Tools for Cross Layer Experimentation
a.k.a. IMF

Technical Contacts

PI: Rudra Dutta Department Of Computer Science North Carolina State University Rudra Dutta
Co-PI: George Rouskas Department of Computer Science North Carolina State University rouskas@ncsu.edu
Subcontractor: Ilia Baldine Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Ilia Baldine
Subcontractor: Keren Bergman Department of Electrical Eng. Columbia University bergman@ee.columbia.edu

Participating Organizations

NCSU, CS Dept
Columbia University, EE Dept
Renaissance Computing Insititute (RENCI), Chapel Hill, NC
BEN: Breakable Experimental Network
New Internet Computing Lab (NICL)
Open Resource Control Architecture (ORCA)
Shirako

GPO Liason System Engineer

Harry Mussman hmussman@geni.net

Scope

This project will develop and integrate the GENI Integrated Measurement Framework (IMF) for optical communication substrates into the ORCA control framework prototype, and integrate the FIND SILO framework into the ORCA control framework prototype, and IMF and SILO with each other, to enable cross-layer experimentation involving the physical layer of an optical network.

Initial deployment will be in the Breakable Experimental Network (BEN), a regional optical network located in North Carolina.

The IMF will utilize deliverables from the Embedded Real-time Measurements (ERM) project, including its Unified Measurements Framework (UMF).

The IMF will provide a single point of access to various devices in the optical substrate. The IMF will include a software module that interfaces with the UMF to gather measurements from the optical substrate, and that communicates with SILO (and other software modules) over a specified communication protocol, also to be developed in this project.

The interface between the IMF and the optical devices in BEN will be leveraged from the UMF of the ERM project. The IMF will gather measurements from devices with performance monitoring capabilities already incorporated into the BEN, including: the Infinera DTN, a remotely configurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM); and the Polatis 24 port fiber switch. This will be guided by the output of the Data Plane Measurements project, that identified measurement capabilities in a wide range of equipment. In addition, the use of programmable measurement nodes and performance monitors will be assessed.

The Services Integration, controL and Optimization (SILO) framework was previously developed and prototyped in the NSF Future Internet Design (FIND) project. It will be extended to provide the tools for the experimenter to enable cross-layer experimentation. New SILO services will be developed to interface with the IMF and to introduce optical substrate measurement capability into custom protocol stacks.

Both the IMF and SILO will be integrated with ORCA, so that they can be assigned to the slice of a researcher, who can then configure and run them to conduct an experiment. This project will collaborate with the ORCA Augmentation project on an ontology for measurement capabilities.

This project will collaborate with other GENI projects on the development of a common GENI instrumentation and measurement architecture.

Current Capabilities

See the ORCA/BEN project

Milestones

MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.a Rel 2.1_2 ORCA code to projects)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.b Rel 2.2_2 ORCA code to projects)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.c Rel 2.3_2 ORCA code to projects)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.d Rel 2.x_1 ORCA code, docs to GPO)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.e Single registry of brokers)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.f Query broker for available resources)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.g Broker authorization based on attributes from Shibboleth)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.h Eucalyptus VM provisioning)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.i First ontology workshop)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.j First draft of the ontology schema)?
MilestoneDate(ORCAAUG: S2.k Second ontology workshop)?

Project Technical Documents

See the ORCA/BEN project

Quarterly Status Reports

Spiral 2 Connectivity

See the ORCA/BEN project

Related Projects

ORCA/BEN project

New Internet Computing Lab (NICL)
Open Resource Control Architecture (ORCA)
Shirako
BEN: Breakable Experimental Network

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