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    77This QSR documents the progress by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) for Project Number 1773, Virtual Machine Introspection (VMI) and Development of a Model Federation Framework (MFF) for GENI, a.k.a. VMI-FED.
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    9 Over the past few months our project team has worked with ORCA and PlanetLab implementations in order to port VMI tools to these platforms. We have also completed a large scale analysis of the University of Alaska in order to continue our work on the Model Federation Framework. Specifically we have focused our efforts on resource classification systems and incentive models in order to help ease and entice the federation of resources by donators.
     9Over the past few months, our project team has worked with ORCA and PlanetLab implementations in order to port VMI tools to these platforms. We have also completed a large-scale analysis of the University of Alaska in order to continue our work on the Model Federation Framework. Specifically we have focused our efforts on resource classification systems and incentive models in order to help ease and entice the federation of resources by donators.
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    1111== I. Major accomplishments ==
     
    1313=== A. Milestones achieved ===
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    15 The University of Alaska resource analysis has been completed along with prototype classification models to be reviewed by GENI researchers and personnel. A document describing these exploits is nearly complete and will be posted by July 15, 2010.
     15The University of Alaska resource analysis is complete along with prototype classification models for review by GENI researchers and personnel. Look for the UA Resource Analysis on our site by the deliverable date (July 15, 2010).
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    1717=== B. Deliverables made ===
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    19 A description of the planned VMI demo for GEC8, including configuration, requirments and key points was posted at the following link on June 24, 2010.
    20 http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/vmiGec8DemoDescription
     19A description of the planned VMI demo for GEC8, including configuration, requirements and key points is at the following link. This document was available as of (June 24, 2010). http://groups.geni.net/geni/wiki/vmiGec8DemoDescription
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    2221== II. Description of work performed during last quarter ==
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    2423=== A. Activities and findings ===
    25 We are installing a local implementation of ORCA on UAF servers to pair with our myPLC installation.  Once complete, UAF will demonstrate VMI instrumentation and measurement viability on ORCA and myPLC control frameworks at GEC8.
     24We are installing a local implementation of ORCA on UAF servers to pair with our myPLC installation. Once complete, UAF will demonstrate VMI instrumentation and measurement viability on ORCA and myPLC control frameworks at GEC8.
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    27 While investigating UA resources we heard system administrators express concerns about federating resources into GENI. E.g. interference with VOIP systems, system security, etc. In order to solicit as many of these concerns as possible a survey has been developed to be distributed to GENI and other organizations in order to get a better understanding of what concerns and expectations people have about the GENI system. It will be available soon at http://assert.uaf.edu/geni/survey.php.
     26While investigating UA resources we heard system administrators express concerns about federating resources into GENI e.g., interference with VOIP systems, system security, etc. In order to solicit as many of these concerns as possible a survey was designed for distribution to GENI and other organizations in order to get a better understanding of what concerns and expectations people have about the GENI system.
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    2928=== B. Project participants ===
     
    6463=== D. Outreach activities ===
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    66 GENI team members ran a virtualization bootcamp at the Colloquium for Information System Security Education, June 7-8 in Balitmore, MD.  The bootcamp was attended by ~20 computer security educators from around the US.  The full-day session explained the advantages of virtualization and some basic information about virtualization and discussed how the Advanced System Security Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) Lab is being used for GENI Project research and how participants can become involved.
     65GENI team members ran a virtualization boot camp at the Colloquium for Information System Security Education, June 7-8 in Baltimore, MD. The boot camp was attended by ~20 computer security educators from around the US. The full-day session explained the advantages of virtualization and some basic information about virtualization and discussed how the Advanced System Security Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) Lab is being used for GENI Project research and how participants can become involved.
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    68 We are developing a federation scenario in which GENI experimenters and resource donors mutually benefit from resources contributed by academia, government agencies, industries, and the public.  To this end, we are formulating a strategy to garner acceptance by presenting this scenario to identified parties.  Simply stated, we are devising an answer to the predominant resource donor question, "What is in it for me?"  By gathering their thoughts on our proposal and soliciting their ideas for GENI services, we will create a vested interest in developing federation standards and incentives, and spark a dialogue to spur GENI federation.
     67We are developing a federation scenario in which GENI experimenters and resource donors mutually benefit from resources contributed by academia, government agencies, industries, and the public. To this end, we are formulating a strategy to garner acceptance by presenting this scenario to identified parties. Simply stated, we are devising an answer to the predominant resource donor question, "What is in it for me?" By gathering their thoughts on our proposal and soliciting their ideas for GENI services, we will create a vested interest in developing federation standards and incentives, and spark a dialogue to spur GENI federation.
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    7069=== E. Collaborations ===
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    72 UAF GENI researchers are actively working with researchers at Colorado State University to test the VMI components on their equipment and to allow them to assist in testing.
     71UAF GENI researchers are actively working with researchers at Colorado State University to test the VMI components on their equipment and to allow them to assist in testing. 
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    7473=== F. Other Contributions ===
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    7775=== G. Goals ===
    78 Complete the ORCA installation and prepare a VMI demonstration for GEC8.
    79 Present our federation scenario to identified system administrators to demonstrate how GENI may be mutually beneficial for donors and experimenters, and to advance a dialogue on incentives and standards to catalyze GENI federation.
     76Complete the ORCA installation and prepare a VMI demonstration for GEC8. Present our federation scenario to identified system administrators to demonstrate how GENI may be mutually beneficial for donors and experimenters, and to advance a dialogue on incentives and standards to catalyze GENI federation.