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Project Number


Project Title

Programmable Edge Node
a.k.a. UMLPEN

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator: Yan Luo
Student Developer: Chunhui Zhang
Student Developer: Yu Liu

Participating Organizations University of Massachusetts, Lowell MA



UMLPEN: Acquire HW for single PEN completed
UMLPEN: Develop PEN SW modules completed
UMLPEN: Develop measurement and diagnostic tools completed
UMLPEN: Integrate PEN with GENI control framework completed
UMLPEN: Deployable PEN available Due 10/1/09
UMLPEN: Architecture and Design Documents Due 10/1/09
UMLPEN: GENI Outreach On-going

Project Technical Documents

Background Reading
Virtualization Technologies: XEN and OpenVZ
In this project, we choose to use OpenVZ for its virtualization of network stacks and moderate isolation.

Network Processors: IXP2850 and Acceleration-cards
Network processors (NPs) are multicore multithreaded processors optimized for network packet processing.


UMLPEN Architecture

Relevance of UMLPEN to GENI

Quarterly Status Reports

4Q08 Status Report
1Q09 Status Report

Spiral 1 Connectivity

The earliest connectivity requirement will be towards the end of year 1. The PEN deployment will either be located in UML labs or within one of the GENI substrate infrastructure networks. This will be determined during the year. IP connectivity between the PEN node and the UML lab (if they are not colocated) will be required after deployment. Layer 2 virtual ethernet connections are not required. Updates on this deployment decision can be monitored through the milestone UMLPEN: Deployable PEN available.

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman

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