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Cluster D call on Thursday, January 21, 2010


Ilia Baldine
Andy Li
Brian Lynn
David Irwin
Emmanuel Cecchet
Deniz Gurkan
Harry Mussman
Hongwei Zhang
Xi Lu
Keren Bergman
Joe Mambretti


1) Upcoming software release


+ On track to do committed features

  • Except for Shibboleth

+ Made plugins less VM independent.
+ New API to build better policies for substrates, particularly beyond VMs
+ Local (actor) regsitry to see available actors.

+ Easy lease cancellation

Hongwei: Broker interaction features? e.g., delegate?
Jeff: Not committed. (not included in roadmap)

1b) Clearinghouse issues

Need to resend password

Can restart clearinghouse
Can we reset individul actors (brokers)? No now; can this be added?

Probably no need to update clearinghouse code, since latest changes do not affect brokers

When there are issues, enter a ticket

2) GEC7 demos

Note: Projects should correct and expand this list.

LEARN: Use RENCI/BEN's Infinera DTNs for the demonstration of the measurement handler software together with IMF project. Remote connect to local ORCA; by GEC8, control LEARN

KanseiGenie: Instrument Kansei. For regression analysis of wireless link properties, demonstrate the use of the two testbeds Kansei and NetEye through a unified user interface.

ViSE: VLAN connections from sensors, through NLR, to RENCI or EC2.

DOME: Management interface, 900-MHz radios,...

IMF: Gather data from BEN, distribute with Pub-Sub system

ORCA/BEN: Connect multiple sites via NLR, e.g., demo floor to ?

iGENI: Provisioning two 10Gbps links, Starlight via NLR to RENCI. Dynamic provisioning of the paths. Novel high-performance protocols.

iGENI: Towards extended Cluster D connectivity.
Direct fiber from Starlight to Ohio State, and other sites.
Will be using QinQ to mitigate numbering issues.

3) NDL workshop

Ilia: ORCA/BEN first to use ontological approach to provisioning, not just network planning.
Richness of existing tools is an advantage.

NDL workshop after GEC7, 3/18pm. Explain apporach, advantages. Use cases.
To prepare, short webex in early Feb. All are welcome. Ilia will send doodle, invite.

4) Issues, problems, concerns

Joe: Useful to have periodic Cluster D calls, e.g., every two weeks.
Ilia: Will plan for every two weeks, perhaps this time on Thursday, send doodle and invite.

Deniz: Instantiating ORCA in lab, and write 3750 drivers. Starting with 6509 drivers. Any other resources?
Ilia: There is a template driver, but 6509 driver is perhaps the closest.
Jeff: Drivers close to handler. If switch presents a reasonable interface, then do not need a driver.
Harry: How does this work? What functions where?
Ilia: Will send some info.
Jeff: High level abstraction is in the handler.
Harry: Interested 3750, NEC switches here.

5) Interactions between projects and GPO

Harry: PIs and delegates should input more directly to wiki; will send instructions.
Harry: Will put early agenda for Cluster D meetings on wiki.