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Project Number

1643

Project Title

Programmable Edge Node
a.k.a. UMLPEN

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator: Yan Luo Yan_Luo@uml.edu
Student Developer: Chunhui Zhang czhang@cs.uml.edu
Student Developer: Tim Ficarra timothy_ficarra@student.uml.edu
Student Developer: Eric Murray eric_murray@student.uml.edu
Student Developer: Sanping Li sanping_li@student.uml.edu
Student Developer: Julie Bissell julie_bissell@student.uml.edu

Participating Organizations

University of Massachusetts, Lowell MA

Scope

Design and performance evaluation of a Programmable Edge Node with x86 Multi-Core Processors and Network Processors

Current Capabilities

UMLPEN Architecture and Design

A design for PEN has been completed; see PEN Design

This shows the archticture of PEN:



Integration of PEN into ProtoGENI Control Framework

The initial integration of PEN inth the ProtoGENI control framework has been completed; see Integration of PEN into ProtoGENI Control Framework

This shows how PEN is utilized in GENI:



Usage of PEN in ProtoGENI

PEN is now avaialble for use within ProtoGENI; see Usage of PEN in ProtoGENI

This shows the arrangement for using PEN that was shown in a demo at GEC5:

Node Mapping and Measurement using PEN in ProtoGENI framework

Milestones

MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: Acquire HW for single PEN)?
MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: Develop PEN SW modules)?
MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: Develop measurement and diagnostic tools)?
MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: Integrate PEN with GENI control framework)?
MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: Deployable PEN available)?
MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: Architecture and Design Documents)?
MilestoneDate(UMLPEN: GENI Outreach)?

Project Technical Documents

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.
PEN Design
Integration of PEN into ProtoGENI Control Framework
Usage of PEN in ProtoGENI

Quarterly Status Reports

4Q08 Status Report
1Q09 Status Report
2Q09 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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