GENI: A federated testbed for innovative network experiments


Journal Article

GENI, the Global Environment for Networking Innovation, is a distributed virtual laboratory for transformative, at-scale experiments in network science, services, and security. Designed in response to concerns over Internet ossification, GENI is enabling a wide variety of experiments in a range of areas, including clean-slate networking, protocol design and evaluation, distributed service offerings, social network integration, content management, and in-network service deployment. Recently, GENI has been leading an effort to explore the potential of its underlying technologies, SDN and GENI racks, in support of university campus network management and applications. With the concurrent deployment of these technologies on regional and national R&E backbones, this will result in a revolutionary new national-scale distributed architecture, bringing to the entire network the shared, deeply programmable environment that the cloud has brought to the datacenter. This deeply programmable environment will support the GENI research mission and as well as enabling research in a wide variety of application areas. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Berman, M; Chase, JS; Landweber, L; Nakao, A; Ott, M; Raychaudhuri, D; Ricci, R; Seskar, I

Published Date

  • March 14, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 /

Start / End Page

  • 5 - 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1389-1286

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bjp.2013.12.037

Citation Source

  • Scopus