Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of ORCAAUG

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    77== Project Title ==
    9 Deploying a Vertically Integrated GENI “Island”:  A Prototype GENI Control Plane (ORCA) for a Metro-Scale Optical Testbed (BEN) [[BR]]
    10 a.k.a.  ORCA/BEN or ORCABEN
     9Integration and Augmentation of a Prototype GENI Control Plane (ORCA) for a Metro-Scale Optical Testbed (BEN) [[BR]]
     10a.k.a.  ORCAAUG
    2222BEN Operations Staff and IT Contact:  Chris Heermann (RENCI) [[BR]]
    2323Software Staff:  Yufeng Xin  (RENCI) (NDL support)  [[BR]]
    24 Software Staff:  Daniel Evans  (RENCI) (network element driver development) [[BR]]
    2524Software Staff:  Aydan Yumerefendi (RENCI) (core software development) [[BR]]
    26 Students: Varun Marupadi (Duke), Matt Sayler (Duke)
    28 [[Image(ORCA-Team-small.jpg, 70%)]] [[BR]]
    30 ORCA/BEN team is pictured from left to right:  Dan Evans (RENCI), Yufeng Xin (RENCI), Ilia Baldine (PI at RENCI), Aydan Yumerefendi (RENCI), and Chris Heermann (RECNI).  Jeff Chase (Co-PI at Duke), Varun Marupadi (Duke) and Matt Sayler (Duke) are not pictured.
     25Students: Varun Marupadi (Duke), Matt Sayler (Duke) [[BR]]
    5045== Scope ==
    52 The scope of work on this project is to extend ORCA (a candidate GENI control framework) to include the optical resources available in [[ BEN]] metro optical testbed.  Also, to make a reference implementation of ORCA available to additional GENI prototypes and assist, with limited support, in the integration of ORCA into select wireless/sensor prototypes.  The team will operate a clearinghouse for the various testbeds under the ORCA control framework.  Also, connect with the NLR backbone network !FrameNet service to facilitate end-to-end VLAN's connections into BEN.  Finally, make the integrated (VLAN connections and control framework) ORCA/BEN infrastructure available to external researchers by the end of Year-1.
     47This project augments the [wiki:ORCABEN  ORCA/BEN project] which was started at the beginning of Spiral 1, and which privdes the basis for the ORCA control framework.
     49This project will augment the features of the current ORCA Control Framework prototype and integrate work from other relevant GENI projects to substantially increase the capabilities of the framework in the areas of: 
     50 (1) unified measurement and experimenter tools, particularly physical layer measurement
     51 (2) identity and trust management based on Shibboleth and SAML 
     52 (3) cloud computing substrates
     53 (4) resource description and allocation mechanisms, policies and algorithms. 
     55As the capabilities of ORCA are increased, they will be made available to the associated projects in Cluster D.[[BR]]
     57In particular, it will assist in the integration of the Integrated Measurement Framework (IMF) and related tools being developed in a separate project, to enable advanced cross-layer experiments in the BEN regional optical network. [[BR]]
     59It will integrate Shibboleth identity providers (IdPs) and SAML security assertions into ORCA to support:  IdP-endorsed credential attributes; the use of attributes for authorization; and proxy authentication, which would enable users to delegate credentials to software entities acting on their behalf.[[BR]]
     61It will add Orca interfaces (handler and driver plugins) for edge cluster substrates managed by Eucalyptus, a popular virtual/cloud computing systems, and integrate it into ORCA.  Eucalyptus is an open-source Xen-based virtual cloud manager designed to resemble Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and cloud storage services. [[BR]]
     63In cooperation with the ORBIT project, it will extend the Network Description Language (NDL), an  OWL-based ontology schema, by developing common ontology specifications and a common set of tools, to better describe all resources being integrated into ORCA and ORBIT.  And, it will enable dynamic resource discovery, including the ability to query a broker about resources available.[[BR]]
    5466=== Current Capabilities ===