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Project Title

Scalable, Extensible, and Safe Monitoring of GENI
a.k.a. S3MONITOR

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigators Sonia Fahmy
Puneet Sharma

Participating Organizations

Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
305 N. University St.,
West Lafayette, IN 47907

HP Labs
1501 Page Mill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas


This effort will develop a prototype shared measurement service based on the existing S3 service, integrate it with ProtoGENI and deploy it for GENI experimenter's use. This shared measurement service will emphasize scalability and safety to best utilize network resources associated with measurements. The project will also analyze GENI privacy and security requirements for measured data, and prototype the 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.

Current Capabilities

The S3 measurement service is available for download through A demo installation is also linked from that URL.
The user guide is available at:
To install your own management node, please follow the instructions at:


MilestoneDate(S3MONITOR: S3.a Demonstration and outreach at GEC9)? Poster
MilestoneDate(S3MONITOR: S3.b Software and documentation release)?
MilestoneDate(S3MONITOR: S3.c Demonstration and outreach at GEC10)?
MilestoneDate(S3MONITOR: S3.d "Plan for S3 Measurement system that spans PlanetLab, ProtoGENI and ORCA. ")?
MilestoneDate(S3MONITOR: S3.e Demonstration and outreach at GEC11)? Poster
MilestoneDate(S3MONITOR: S3.f Software and documentation release)?

Project Technical Documents

S3 Monitor software design document
Report on evaluation of measurement system

Quarterly Status Reports

December 2009
March 2010
June 2010
November 2010
March 2011

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