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The Experimenter’s View of GENI

  • Niky Riga
  • Sarah Edwards
  • Vicraj Thomas


GENI is a federated infrastructure that provides GENI experimenters with access to multiple different testbeds, enabling networking and distributed systems research. Although GENI resources are owned and operated by different organizations from a users perspective GENI appears as a unified virtual laboratory. An experimenter can instantiate custom Layer 2 topologies that include a variety of compute and network elements. This ability is achieved through the use of tools, as well as common APIs and shared authentication and authorization procedures across the federation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Niky Riga
    • 1
  • Sarah Edwards
    • 1
  • Vicraj Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.GENI Project Office, Raytheon BBN TechnologiesCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.GENI Project Office, Raytheon BBN TechnologiesSt. Louis ParkUSA

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