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Project Number


Project Title

OnTimeMeasure: Centralized and Distributed Measurement Orchestration Software
a.k.a. OnTimeMeasure

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator Prasad Calyam, Prasad Calyam
Co-PI Paul Schopis,

POC for Response and Escalation Group:
Weiping Mandrawa
Phone: 614-688-0350

Participating Organizations

Ohio Supercomputer Center/OARnet
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas


This effort provides GENI with an on-demand measurement service used in forecasting, anomaly detection, and fault-location diagnosis in GENI experiments and GENI operations. The on-demand measurement service will be integrated into the ProtoGENI control framework and GENI operations (GMOC). The project will deploy a prototype measurement service to support operations and early experimenters use in the first year, and will revise the service in each development spiral to improve services and integration, based on GENI community feedback. The project will also analyze GENI privacy and security requirements for measured data, and prototype service to address appropriate requirements in each development spiral. The project will collaborate with related GENI measurement and security projects (e.g. University of Wisconsin's Instrumentation and Measurement for GENI) on a common GENI instrumentation and measurement architecture. The option years are for possible refinement and integration of OnTimeMeasure into the ProtoGENI control framework and tools.

Current Capabilities

Our GEC7 demo that showcases basic functionality of the OnTimeMeasure-GENI measurement service on the geographically distributed ProtoGENI aggregate can be seen at - The web-portal can be used for submitting measurement requests, controlling the measurement service, and querying measurement data within a ProtoGENI slice.


MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.a: OnTimeMeasure for ProtoGENI design v 1.0)? High-level design document.
MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.b: PoC for response and escalation group)? Identify person who can respond to queries from GENI Operations and take action in case of an incident.
MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.c: Platform setup for OnTimeMeasure-GENI)? Platform setup for “OnTimeMeasure-GENI” V1.0 s/w development, testing and deployment.
MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.d: Demo at GEC)? Demonstration of basic OnTimeMeasure-GENI functionality
MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.e: OnTimeMeasure-GENI available to early experimenters)? V1.0 OnTimeMeasure release for early experimenters
MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.f: Report on experiences)? Experiences with implementing and using OnTimeMeasure on ProtoGENI
MilestoneDate(OnTime: S2.g: Validation and refinements to OnTimeMeasure-GENI service)? System and documentation updates

Project Technical Documents


  1. Calyam, W. Mandrawa, C. Hartley, P. Schopis, High-level Design Document of “OnTimeMeasure: Centralized and Distributed Measurement Software”, December 2009.


GEC7 Demo Poster


  1. Calyam, “OnTimeMeasure: Centralized and Distributed Measurement Orchestration Software”, Short presentation at Instrumentation and Measurement Working Group meeting at GEC6, November 2009.
  1. Calyam, “OnTimeMeasure: Centralized and Distributed Measurement Orchestration Software”, Short presentation at Cluster C Breakout Session at GEC6, November 2009.
  1. Calyam, “OnTimeMeasure Software High Level Design”, Presentation at the Cluster C Call, January 27 2009.
  1. Calyam, “How should an active measurement service operate within an experimenter's slice (encompassing Internet2 backbone resources) in the GENI facility?”, Winter ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs Conference, Salt Lake City, February 2 2010.
  1. Calyam, and W. Mandrawa, “ProtoGENI User Feedback - OnTimeMeasure Project Experiences”, GENI Engineering Conference 7 Cluster C Session, Durham, March 17 2010.

Quarterly Status Reports

December 2009 report

Spiral 2 Connectivity

Development Platform

Deployment Platform

Related Projects

Instrumentation Tools
Measurement System
Scalable Monitoring
Data Plane Measurements

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