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GENI Spiral 3

GENI Spiral 3 is the third phase of exploratory rapid-prototyping that is defining GENI’s technical and operational plans. Spiral 3’s primary goal is on supporting experimenter use of GENI infrastructure, including growing the resources available for use and making them easier for experimenters to acquire, connect, and configure. Work in Spiral 3 should improve the integration, operations, tools, and documentation of GENI prototypes to lower the barriers of use. In general, encouraging and supporting experimental use should take priority over adding additional new capabilities. Software development for this period will focus on implementation of common APIs, integration with the GENI Meta-Operations Center, definition of an instrumentation and measurement architecture and implementing interoperable approaches to resource description, authorization, and network stitching. The GENI ‘’Meso-scale deployment’’ projects are in their second year and will continue their efforts to deploy, integrate, and begin operations of OpenFlow switches and WiMax base stations on several university campuses.

GENI spirals last for 12 months. We expect the community’s evolving research agenda, combined with insights and experience from earlier spirals, to set specific goals for future spirals. GENI is being designed and prototyped by the research community, with project management and system engineering provided by the GENI Project Office (GPO). After an open solicitation process and extensive peer reviews, the GPO selects development teams. We expect that a large majority of these teams will continue to participate in subsequent spirals, augmented by additional teams funded by later GPO solicitations. We also anticipate that other projects may join the GENI prototyping effort even if not explicitly funded through GPO solicitations.

Spiral 1's primary goal was to develop, integrate, and attempt to operate very rudimentary, end-to-end working prototypes, as rapidly as possible, then co-evolve them with the community’s evolving research vision. An early, end-to-end working prototype greatly helped the community achieve a shared vision by providing a strawman example for arguments and discussions going forward.

Spiral 2's primary goal was to begin moving towards continuous experimentation. Key development for this period included improved integration of GENI prototypes; architecture, tools, and services enabling experiment instrumentation, a movement towards interoperability across GENI prototypes, and improved approaches towards researcher identity management.

Internet2 and National Lambda Rail are contributing world class engineering and operations expertise, along with handsome donations of bandwidth across their national research networks, to GENI's prototyping, trial integrations, and early operations.

GENI Projects

Spiral 3 includes the following projects, organized by their initial control framework groups.

Prototyping project staff are expected to keep the GPO appraised of progress against project milestones. This page has hints on the mechanics of how tickets and milestones work. If you have questions, consult your GPO system engineer.

Software Integration

PlanetLab Cluster (B) ProtoGENI Cluster (C) ORCA Cluster (D) ORBIT Cluster (E)
Cluster Integration Info Cluster wiki Cluster wiki
PG Nodes
Cluster integ
Connectivity plan
Cluster integ
Control Framework
Design and Prototyping (D&P)
PlanetLab ProtoGENI
ORCA Augmentation
Network Aggregate D&P Mid-Atlantic Crossroads
Programmable Network Node D&P EnterpriseGeni
Internet Scale Overlay Hosting
Compute Aggregate D&P GENICloud MillionNodeGENI Data Intensive Cloud Control
Wireless Aggregate D&P CMULab DOME
Instrumentation & Measurement D&P
Work in Progress
VMI-FED InstrumentationTools
Experiment Workflow Tools D&P GushProto
ProvisioningService (Raven)
Security D&P SecureUpdates
Early Experiments DavisSocialLinks(DSL) OpportunisticWirelessNets

Meso-Scale Deployment and Operations

OpenFlow Meso-Scale Deployment EnterpriseGeni | OF at Clemson University| OF at Georgia Tech | OF at Indiana University | OF at Rutgers University
OF at the University of Wisconsin Madison | OF at University of Washington | OF at Princeton University | OF at Stanford University
OF at BBN | OF at Kansas State University | Internet2 OpenFlow | National LambdaRail OpenFlow
GENI connectivity
WiMAX Meso-Scale Deployments WiMAX Integration
WiMAX Platform
WiMAX Experiments
WiMAX Kits from Rutgers University and NEC
WiMAX at Columbia University | WiMAX at Polytechnic Institute of NYU | WiMAX at UCLA
WiMAX at University of Colorado at Boulder | WiMAX at UMass Amherst
WiMAX at University of Wisconsin | WiMAX at BBN Technologies
Regional Networking GENI in the Three-Tier R&E Infrastructure
ProtoGENI Backbone Nodes ProtoGENI
Meso-scale Measurement Shadownet
Operations GENIMetaOps TangoGENI
Security GENISecurity | ComprehensiveSecurityPgm | LEFA
Federation VMI-FED | PLfed | TIED


GeniFourYearColleges| AttributionForGENI | MPRADIO | InfoSubstrate

Completed Projects

RegionalOptIn | Data Plane Measurements | OpticalAccessNets | K-GENI | MMOGpENI

Projects With Collaborations, Connectivity, or Resources outside of the US

See also