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Project Number


Project Title

Programmable Measurements over Texas-based Research Network: LEARN
a.k.a. LEARN

Technical Contacts

PI: Deniz Gurkan University of Houston College of Technology
co-PI: Keren Bergman Columbia University Electrical Engineering

Participating Organizations

University of Houston, College of Technology
Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN)
Columbia University, EE Dept

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman


This project will integrate the Lone-star Education And Research Network (LEARN) regional optical network, located in Texas, into the ORCA control framework (GENI Cluster D). This will enable GENI researchers to utilize the LEARN network for L2 (VLAN) transport.

This project will also work with the Embedded Real-time Measurements (ERM) project to develop methods to include the use of existing commercial transport and measurement equipment for real-time measurements. Specifically, it will work with the ERM project to define the API and implement Measurement Handler software to utilize an existing interface (TL1 over SSH) into the Infinera Digital Transport Node (DTN) to make optical measurements.

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.a Cluster plan for VLANs between testbeds)? status
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.b Plan for VLANs on LEARN)? status
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.h Draft measurement data file format)? status
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.c Establish ORCA framework)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.i Implement and integrate Measurement Handler)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.j Deliver release of Measurement Handler)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.k List of measurement handlers for GENI)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.d Initial integration LEARN into ORCA)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.e Move broker to clearinghouse)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.f POC to GENI response team)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.g POC to GENI security team)?
MilestoneDate(LEARN: S2.l Contribution to GENI outreach)?

Project Technical Documents

LEARN: Lonestar Education and Research Network

Draft Measurement Data File Format
Specifications for the Measurement Handler Software
Implement and Integrate Measurement Handler

Quarterly Status Reports

4Q09 Status Report

Spiral 2 Connectivity

See the ORCA/BEN project

See also Cluster D VLAN Capabilities

And: LEARN Regional Optical Network

Related Projects

Embedded Real-Time Measurements

Integrated Measurement Framework

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