Creating a worldwide network for the global environment for network innovations (GENI) and related experimental environments

Joe Mambretti, Jim Chen, Fei Yeh, Jingguo Ge, Junling You, Tong Li, Cees de Laat, Paola Grosso, Te Lung Liu, Mon Yen Luo, Aki Nakao, Paul Müller, Ronald van der Pol, Martin Reed, Michael Stanton, Chu Sing Yang

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Many important societal activities are global in scope, and as these activities continually expand world-wide, they are increasingly based on a foundation of advanced communication services and underlying innovative network architecture, technology, and core infrastructure. To continue progress in these areas, research activities cannot be limited to campus labs and small local testbeds or even to national testbeds. Researchers must be able to explore concepts at scale- to conduct experiments on world-wide testbeds that approximate the attributes of the real world. Today, it is possible to take advantage of several macro information technology trends, especially virtualization and capabilities for programming technology resources at a highly granulated level, to design, implement and operate network research environments at a global scale. GENI is developing such an environment, as are research communities in a number of other countries. Recently, these communities have not only been investigating techniques for federating these research environments across multiple domains, but they have also been demonstration prototypes of such federations. This chapter provides an overview of key topics and experimental activities related to GENI international networking and to related projects throughout the world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe GENI Book
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9783319337692
ISBN (Print)9783319337678
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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