The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) – www.geni.net is a unique virtual laboratory for at-scale networking experimentation where the brightest minds unite to envision and create new possibilities of future internets. The GENI mission is to:
- open the way for transformative research at the frontiers of network science and engineering; and
- inspire and accelerate the potential for groundbreaking innovations of significant socio-economic impact
SoX has been an active participant in the GENI project and have deployed an OpenFlow substrate in the Southeast region to enable GENI OpenFlow access at 19 member institutions and collaboration with GENI rack deployment projects. This project has increased the accessibility of GENI throughout the Southeastern United States. The project leverages previous work deploying GENI services on the Georgia Tech and Clemson campuses. GENI@SoX deployments are fully compliant with GENI software standards for GENI aggregates, as published at GENI Engineering Conferences. The sites use one or more GENI Aggregate Managers controlling access to the aggregate resources. The sites also support GENI experimenter access. The sites support shared GENI monitoring and operations procedures and interfaces for the meso-scale infrastructure as published at GENI Engineering Conferences.
The first OpenFlow enabled switch was installed at 55 Marietta St on May 16, 2012. The switch initially provides direct OpenFlow capable switching of VLAN 1750 between Internet 2, Georgia Tech and Clemson University. There is a FOAM/FlowVisor control server configured as well.