GENI: Global Environment for
Network Innovations
Blending GENI with SciWiNet to Scale
Education/Experimentation Involving Wireless
Jim Martin,
School of Computing
Clemson University
[email protected]
KC Wang
Ivan Seskar
ECE Department
Winlab, Rutgers
Clemson University
[email protected]
[email protected]
http://sciwinet.org
http://geni.net
Agenda
GENI: Global Environment for Network
Innovations
• Brief background
• Extending GENI/Wireless with
commercial networks
• Demo discussion
• Demo wrap up
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GENI WiMAX Deployments 2014
13 locations across USA
26 Wimax Base Stations
Sliced, virtualized
and interconnected
On the Air
Not On the Air
Researcher-owned,
researcher-operated
4G cellular systems
SciWiNet: A Brief Summary
Wireless
Research
Community
CISE
Research
Community
Engineering
Domain Specific
Research
Community
Non-Engineering
Research Community
Diversity of
Underlying
Requirements
Diversity of the User Community
 SciWiNet resells cellular data services from Sprint. We are an Mobile Virtual
Network Operator (MVNO). We expect to also operate with T-Mobile in 4Q 2014.
 Usage model: a single bucket of data can be shared over any number of devices,
individual researchers can be given administrative access to their set of devices.
 The idea is to provide services and technology that can be used by the academic
research community
 Once fully operational
 User’s can bring their own devices (like Google’s Nexus 5)
 User’s sign up and register devices at the SciWiNet web site
NSF Research
Biological Sciences,
CISE,
Education/HR,
Engineering,
Geosciences, Math/Physical
sciences,
Social/Economic Sciences
NIH
Research
DOE
Research
Research
Wireless
Testbed
Infrastructure
Internet
GENIGI
Testbed
(geni.net)
DOT/ITS
Research
sciwinet.org
Public
Safety/
Homeland
Security
Commercial
Wireless
Systems
Infrastructure
 The goal of SciWiNet is to build wireless infrastructure that supports current and
emerging wireless requirements of the academic research community.
 Synergistic with GENI WiMAX….
 Extends the coverage for GENI researchers….
 Broadens the community…potential benefits of scale
GENI WiMAX/SciWiNet Demo
1. At Clemson, we have a GENI
WiMAX handset that has
access to SciWiNet
2. A student at Clemson will
move out of WiMAX coverage
and into Sprint’s network
3. The device is periodically
sending location, signal
strength and ping RTT data to
a server (a GENI VM)
4. We will show two live
visualizations: location/access
network, ping RTT time
series.
5. You can point your browser to
see the live map (http: point
your browser at
http://130.127.88.102 )
GENI-enabled
hardware
Legend
Layer 2
GENI Dataplane
Layer 3
SciWiNet MVNO
GENI
WiMAX
WiMAX-local VLAN 760
WiMAX-multipoint
VLAN 4087
Android handset
w/ SciWiNet
tools App
Sprint
MVNO 3G/
WiMAX
Public
Internet
GENI
Backbone
Demo Wrap Up
• Objective for this portion of the demo- illustrate how
GENI/WiMAX experiments can be extended with coverage from
a commercial network
• GENI and SciWiNet :
• GENI/WiMAX handsets that are registered on SciWiNet can
work on:
• Sprint’s WiMAX and 3G network
• A yellow node or PCEngine box can use GENI WiMAX
dongles, SciWiNet LTE dongles, and WiFi
• As GENI Wireless evolves towards LTE, integration with
SciWiNet over Sprint’s LTE (and T-Mobile) will happen
• Our next demo will further show the exciting ‘connections’ that
are possible between GENI/Wireless and SciWiNet.
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