Colloquium: GENI - Global Environment for Network Innovations

Colloquium: GENI - Global Environment for Network Innovations

Chip Elliot

Monday, Oct. 8th, 2012, 4:00 -- 5:00 PM

Marksbury Theater


The Global Environment for Network Innovations - GENI - is a suite of research infrastructure, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, that is rapidly taking shape in prototype form across the United States.

GENI enables deep programmability throughout the network, promoting innovations in network security, technologies, services, and applications. Researchers install their own software deep into GENI to try out large-scale experiments in future global systems that may or may not be compatible with today's Internet. These experiments run inside different GENI "slices", so that researchers can try out a variety of future internets at the same time.

Today's GENI prototype spans 14 campuses and 2 national backbones, and is currently supporting about 45 research experiments. It will expand to about 30 GENI-enabled campuses in the coming year, with "at scale" growth envisioned to span 100-200 campuses in coming years.


Chip Elliott is Project Director for GENI, the National Science Foundation's virtual laboratory for exploring future internets at scale. He is Chief Engineer at Raytheon BBN Technologies and an AAAS and IEEE Fellow holding 85 patents. Mr. Elliott has served on many national panels and has held visiting faculty positions at Dartmouth College, Tunghai University in Taiwan, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.