- Getting Started with GENI: A User Tutorial by Jonathan Duerig of the University of Utah. This tutorial will provide an overview of GENI and will cover the process of creating a network and running a simple experiment using two tools: the Flack GUI and the INSTOOLS instrumentation service.
- Designing and Deploying Network Experiments in GENI by Niky Riga and Mark Berman of the GENI Project Office. This tutorial will offer attendees hands-on experience using GENI and designing both IP and non-IP network experiments. This tutorial will use resources from multiple campuses connected by a layer two backbone network. Attendees will learn to use Omni, a command line tool for reserving diverse resources managed by different resources providers.
- Experimentation in a Multi-Site GENI WiMAX Network Using Orbit Management Framework by Ivan Seskar (Rutgers University), Fraida Fund (Polytechnic Institute of New York University), Abhimanyu Gosain (GPO) and Harry Mussman (GPO). Tutorial attendees will get hands-on experience using the Orbit Management Framework (OMF) to define IP and non-IP experiments across a multi-site GENI WiMAX deployment. Attendees will use OMF, a resource management, experiment control, and measurement framework, to define and conduct experiments that control and tune parameters of a complex WiMAX base station. They will collect and analyze test results in a repeatable manner.
At SIGMETRICS/Performance, Jay Aikat and Kevin Jeffay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will do a tutorial titled Introduction to Network Experiments Using the GENI CyberInfrastructure. This tutorial will include an introduction to GENI followed by a hands-on component where attendees will use the Flack tool to go through the entire process of setting up an experiment for measuring the network traffic generated by their experiment.
In addition to these tutorials, TridentCom will include:
- An invited keynote by Jeff Chase of Duke University on networking research testbed needs and futures, with a heavy focus on GENI.
- A paper on GIMS, an instrumentation architecture for GENI developed by Charles Thomas, Paul Barford and Dongchan Kim of the University of Wisconsin; Joel Sommers, Ananya Das and Roberto Segebre of Colgate University; and Mark Corvella of Boston University. GIMS currently works by capturing and processing packet-level data, reducing the complexities associated with managing and using a distributed packet capture infrastructure.
- A paper titled “ExoGENI: A Multi-Domain Infrastructure-as-a Service Testbed,” by Ilia Baldine, Yufeng Xin, Anirban Mandal, Paul Ruth and Chris Heerman of RENCI and Jeff Chase of Duke University. This paper describes the ExoGENI deployment that consists of cloud site “racks” on host campuses across the US, linked by national research networks and other circuit networks through programmable exchange points. ExoGENI offers a powerful unified hosting platform for deeply networked, multi-domain, multi-site cloud applications.
- A paper titled “Designing a Federated Testbed as a Distributed System” by Jonathon Duerig, Robert Ricci, Leigh Stoller, Gary Wong and Srikanth Chikkulapelly of the University of Utah and Woojin Seok of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information. The paper describes a framework for federating testbeds for networking research. The framework balances a number of competing objectives such as establishing trust while preserving the autonomy of the federated testbeds; providing a unified interface to a broad set of resources without hiding their unique strengths; and having the federation work smoothly in a coordinated fashion while avoiding central points of failure and inter-facility dependencies. This framework is illustrated using the ProtoGENI system as an example.
Congratulations to all invited to give tutorials and talks!