Version 6 (modified by, 11 years ago) (diff)


S3MONITOR Project Status Report

Period: March 2011 to July 2011

Title: Scalable, Extensible, and Safe Monitoring of GENI Clusters


Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University
Puneet Sharma, HP Labs

I. Major accomplishments

A. Milestones achieved

We are finalizing a new version of the Scalable Sensing Service system with extensible ("pluggable") sensors and the notion of "groups." The version also includes other improvements. It was demonstrated at GEC 11.

We released the revised user guide, installation guide, and specifications and integration plan.

B. Deliverables made

The user guide was released and is available at:

The installation guide was released and is available at:

During GEC 11 in July 2011, Sonia Fahmy and Ethan Blanton participated in the meeting of the measurements working group. Sumit Kala gave a demo during the GEC evening poster session, and the group presented a poster. The poster can be found at:

The Specifications and Integration Plan document was released and is available at:

II. Description of work performed since last report

A. Activities and findings

We installed a bug tracker at so that the GENI project office, other GENI projects, and our own team members can report bugs. We use the system to report when bugs are resolved. We have been using the system and resolving reported bugs.

We revised the installation guide and user guides.

We are planning integration with the instrumentation tools and measurement data archive projects. We released a specifications and integration plan document.

B. Project participants

Sonia Fahmy, Ethan Blanton, Sriharsha Gangam, Purdue University
Puneet Sharma, HP Labs
Sumit Kala, Sarbajit Chatterjee, Deepti Sharma, Prasanthi Gaddam, HP

C. Publications (individual and organizational)

  1. "Mitigating Interference in a Network Measurement Service," Sriharsha

Gangam, Sonia Fahmy, In Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS), 9 pp., June 2011.

  1. "On the Cost of Network Inference Mechanisms," Ethan Blanton, Sonia

Fahmy, Greg N. Frederickson, Sriharsha Gangam, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), 14 pp., April 2011.

D. Outreach activities

Sonia Fahmy is serving as an Area TPC chair for INFOCOM 2012 and ICNP

  1. She served on TPC of CSET 2011. Puneet Sharma is serving on

the INFOCOM 2012 and ICNP 2011 TPCs, and is the co-Chair of the Energy Efficient Networking Track at IEEE ICCCN 2011.

Sriharsha Gangam attended IWQoS in San Jose, CA, in June 2011, and presented the paper mentioned in C above.

E. Collaborations

We participated in almost all bi-weekly ProtoGENI conference calls held since January 2010.

We participated in the I&M working group call held in July 2011.

During GEC 11, Sonia Fahmy, Ethan Blanton, and Sumit Kala had several interactions and discussions with potential collaborators for integration and deployment of S3Monitor in other GENI projects.

F. Other Contributions