Technical Status Report for Million Node GENI project

Period: April through June 2010

PI: Thomas Anderson
Co-PI: Justin Cappos

1. Major accomplishments

A. Milestones achieved


B. Deliverables made

Create an example assignment leveraging Seattle that an educator might use for the GENI outreach plan for Spiral 2. (20 mo) (May 5, 2010)

2. Description of work performed during last quarter

A. Activities and findings

We created an example assignment for Seattle as part of outreach. This assignment has already been used in 3 classes that we are aware of. Additionally, we spent a large amount of effort coordinating integration with ProtoGENI for our upcoming milestone.

B. Project participants

Tom Anderson (PI)
Justin Cappos (Co-PI)
Arvind Krishnamurthy (Senior Personnel)
Ivan Beschastnikh (Ph. D. student)
Justin Samuel (Programmer)
Monzur Mohammad (Open Source Developer)
Armon Dadgar (Undergraduate)
Eric Kimbrel (Undergraduate)
Conrad Meyer (Undergraduate)
Yefete Yemuru (Undergraduate)
Zachary Boka (Undergraduate)
Evan Meagher (Undergraduate)
Stephen Sievers (Undergraduate)
Jeff Rasley (Undergraduate)
Alan Loh (Undergraduate)
Mick Ayzenberg (Undergraduate)
Sebastian Morgan (Undergraduate)
Danny Y. Huang (Undergraduate Intern visiting from GUSH group)

C. Publications (individual and organizational)

We received notification of acceptance of a paper at CCS (Computer and Communications Security) related to the security architecture of Seattle's sandbox. We also submitted a paper to the 5th International Workshop on Systems Software Verification (SSV '10) on the techniques we are using to validate the portability of Seattle programs.

D. Outreach activities

We held a co-located workshop / tutorial session at the CCSC-CP regional educational conference. We have a pending workshop / tutorial session located with GEC 8 which we hope will increase both educational and research adoption.

Justin Cappos is preparing to teach a 1 week class on GENI / Seattle. This class is targeted at Ph.D. students and will be held at the University of Vienna in the next quarter.

E. Collaborations

We have a deployment working on DOME, PlanetLab, GpENI, and done automated deployments on Emulab. We are using the Digital Object Registry in production now. Researchers at Nokia have ported Seattle to some of their newer phones. We have had early stage discussions with folks at Google about supporting Google Native Client.

We have a proof-of-concept integration with ProtoGENI which we are refining for our upcoming deliverable. We began work with the Raven / Stork folks on a proof-of-concept port of Owl to Seattle. We are hosting a student intern from the GUSH group who is working on Seash (our GUSH-like shell) and other functionality. We hope this will to lead to future collaboration with the GUSH group.

F. Other Contributions


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