12141983Do you conduct research in the area of computing networking and need resources? The University of Michigan is now a participant in the GENI (Global Environment for Network Innovations) project, which provides a virtual laboratory for networking and distributed systems research and education. GENI is well suited for exploring networks at scale, thereby promoting innovations in network science, security, services and applications. GENI allows experimenters to:

  • Obtain compute resources from locations around the United States;
  • Connect compute resources using Layer 2 networks in topologies best suited to their experiments;
  • Install custom software or even custom operating systems on these compute resources;
  • Control how network switches in their experiment handle traffic flows;
  • Run their own Layer 3 and above protocols by installing protocol software in their compute resources and by providing flow controllers for their switches.

Through Advanced Research Computing – Technology Services (ARC-TS), U-M is now a GENI site, giving researchers access to local GENI nodes to improve flexibility of projects. For more information on GENI you can go to http://geni.net or contact ARC-TS at hpc-system@umich.edu