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  1. Internet2 E2EPIEnd-2-End Performance Initiative Jeff W. Boote Internet2 29 May 2006

  2. Vision: Performance Information is … • Available • People can find it (Discovery) • “Community of trust” allows access across administrative domain boundaries (AA) • Ubiquitous • Widely deployed (Paths of interest covered) • Reliable (Consistently configured correctly) • Valuable • Actionable (Analysis suggests course of action) • Automatable (Applications act on data)

  3. Getting There: Build & Empower the Community Decouple the Problem Space: • Analysis and Visualization • Performance Data Sharing • Performance Data Generation Grow the Footprint: • Clean APIs and protocols between each layer • Widespread deployment of measurement infrastructure • Widespread deployment of common performance measurement tools

  4. Result: No more mystery … • Increase network awareness • Set user expectations accurately • Reduce diagnostic costs • Performance problems noticed early • Performance problems addressed efficiently • Network engineers can see & act outside their turf • Transform application design • Incorporate network intuition into application behavior

  5. Immediate Game-plan: • Internet2 is leveraged to help provide diagnostic information for “backbone” portion of problem • Create *some* diagnostic tools • Make Abilene data as public as is reasonable • Work on efforts to more widely make performance data available (perfSONAR) • Contribute to ‘base’ development • Integrate ‘our’ diagnostic tools as ‘good’ example MP/MA services


  6. BWCTL (Bandwidth Controller) • What is it? A resource allocation and scheduling daemon for arbitration of iperf tests • Typical Solution • Run “iperf” or similar tool on two endpoints and hosts on intermediate paths • Typical road blocks • Need permissions on all systems involved • Need to coordinate testing with others • Need to run software on both sides with specified test parameters

  7. BWCTL: 3-Party Flow Diagram

  8. OWAMP: One-Way Active Measurement Protocol • What is it? • Measures one-way latency: 1-way ping • Control connection used to broker test request based upon policy restrictions and available resources. (Bandwidth/disk limits) • Specification • http://tools.ietf.org/wg/ippm/draft-ietf-ippm-owdp/draft-ietf-ippm-owdp-14.txt

  9. OWAMP Flow Diagram

  10. Thrulay Overview • Network capacity and delay tester • Same class of tools as iperf, netperf, nettest, nuttcp, ttcp, etc. • Unique features not found in other tools: • TCP: measures round-trip delay along with goodput • UDP: measures: • One-way delay, with quantiles • Packet loss • Packet duplication • Reordering • UDP: ability to send precisely positioned true Poisson streams (microsecond errors in sending times) • Human and machine-readable (ready to be fed to gnuplot)

  11. Thrulay Update • New release v0.8 • Tests with multiple TCP streams • Set DSCP (a.k.a. first 6 bits of the TOS byte) • Report MTU and/or MSS (whichever the OS makes available) • More UDP statistics: duplication, reordering, quantiles of delay • SPARC/Solaris support • Mac OS X support • IPv6 support • Non-busy-waiting UDP mode (less precise, but can run more concurrent tests) • Documentation: manual pages have been added • Basic client authorization based on IP address • Integration of TSC timekeeping projects for faster and more precise timestamping

  12. NDT: Network Diagnostic Tool • Web100 enhanced server handles testing and diagnostic services • Java based and command line clients allows testing from any client (local or remote) • Performance and configuration faults reported back to client • Drill-down functions provide more details & error reporting capabilities • Grant from NIH/NLM to explore duplex mismatch detection

  13. Well Known NDT Server Web Request NDT - Server Client Redirect msg Web Browser Web Server Web Page Request Web page response Testing Engine Java Applet Test Request Control Channel Spawn child Child Test Engine Specific test channels NDT Flow Diagram

  14. Bulk Transport • Build a library / tool for bulk transport that does not require kernel level modifications yet achieves the performance of such • VFER library • Congestion control hooks • Implements loss-based congestion control • Working on delay-based version • File transfer utility • An initial version demoed

  15. Everything we work on is available • Tools are open source, supported, well-documented • BWCTL/Iperf, OWAMP, NDT are deployed across Abilene backbone and at many partners • You can: • See ongoing measurement results at the Abilene Observatory • Test to/from the Abilene backbone

  16. Network Performance Measurement Workshops • Example Course Materials: • http://e2epi.internet2.edu/npw/presentations.html Goals: • Grow installed base of BWCTL/Iperf, OWAMP, and NDT at GigaPoP and regional campuses. • http://e2epi.internet2.edu/pipes/pmp/pmp-dir.html • Begin integration into IT support processes. • Create an installed base for perfSONAR deployment. • Give each participant tool-specific cookbooks.

  17. Completed SOX / GaTech (03/05) CENIC / UCLA (06/05) JT – Vancouver (07/05) OARNet / OSU (09/05) MAGPI / FMM (09/05) MAX / College Park (12/05) APAN (01/06) JT - Albuquerque (02/06) MERIT (02/06) Columbia / NYSERNet (04/06) University of Virginia (04/06) Planned Wisconsin (07/06) Under Consideration Alaska, … Network Performance MeasurementWorkshop Locations and Dates

  18. Collaboration • Working Groups • Bulk Transport (transport.internet2.edu) • GGF Network Measurement (nmwg.internet2.edu) • perfSONAR (www.perfsonar.net) • Funded Research • “Bridging the Gap” (NSF) • Network Measurement for International Connections • Google Summer of Code • 2005 very successful • 2006 just beginning

  19. Current and Future work • LHC OWAMP measurements • AMI/pSonar MA interface (perl) • AMP MA interface (Ga Tech) • Light Path Control-plan tie-in (Dragon project) • Do more paths need to be provisioned? • The control-plane issues are similar - can pS services be leveraged?