GENI Global Environment for Network Innovation. James Williams Director – International Networking Director – Operational Assurance TransPAC2 Principal Investigator Indiana University [email protected] The Most Important Things!!!. The GENI web site: www.geni.net
The GENI web site: www.geni.net
This contains the most current information about GENI. This is also a GENI discussion list you can join.
The NSF GENI web site: http://www.nsf.gov/cise/geni/
Many of the ideas from PlanetLab have influenced GENI
The GENI Initiative envisions the creation of new networking and distributed system architectures that, for example:
Build in security and robustness;
Enable the vision of pervasive computing and bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds by including mobile, wireless and sensor networks;
Enable control and management of other critical infrastructures;
Include ease of operation and usability;
Enable new classes of societal-level services and applications.
From the NSF GENI page…
The GENI Initiative includes:
A research program
A global experimental facility designed to explore new architectures at scale.
…GENI will be a general-purpose facility that places essentially no limits on the network architectures, services, and applications that can be evaluated.
… GENI will be designed to allow both clean-slate designs and experimentation with real users under real-world conditions.
… GENI will represent a model in which incremental adoption of new services drives wide-spread deployment.
At the physical level, GENI will consist of a collection of physical networking components, including links, forwarders, storage and processor clusters, and wireless subnets. These resources are collectively called the GENI substrate.
On top of this substrate, the GENI management framework will overlay network experiments on the substrate, where each experiment is said to run in a slice of the substrate.
Again see: www.planet-lab.org