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The GENI Mesoscale Network

  • Heidi Picher Dempsey


GENI is a national network of computation, storage, and networking resources interconnected by a deeply programmable nationwide infrastructure. The GENI mesoscale infrastructure was not built from scratch in a green-field design, but was a truly cooperative design, integration and operations effort. The challenge confronting the design and development team was to combine existing capabilities to virtualize individual resources across resource types to create an environment that supports smoothly interoperating “slices” of the shared GENI infrastructure.


Regional Network Virtual Machine Core Network Resource Owner Dense Wavelength Division Multiplex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GENI Project OfficeRaytheon BBN TechnologiesCambridgeUSA

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