2011 IEEE Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation (2011)
June 14, 2011 to June 17, 2011
The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a community-driven research and development effort to build a collaborative and exploratory network experimentation platform -- a "virtual laboratory'' for the design, implementation and evaluation of future networks. The PrimoGENI project enables real-time network simulation by extending an existing network simulator to become part of the GENI federation to support large-scale experiments involving physical, simulated and emulated network entities. In this paper, we describe a novel design of PrimoGENI, which aims at supporting realistic, scalable, and flexible network experiments with real-time simulation and emulation capabilities. We present a flexible emulation infrastructure that allows both remote client machines and local cluster nodes running virtual machines to seamlessly interoperate with the simulated network running within a designated "slice'' of resources. We show the results of our preliminary validation and performance studies to demonstrate the capabilities and limitations of our approach.
M. Erazo, N. Van Vorst and J. Liu, "PrimoGENI: Integrating Real-Time Network Simulation and Emulation in GENI," 2011 IEEE Workshop on Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation(PADS), Nice, France, 2011, pp. 1-9.