Generating large network topologies for GENI experiments

Zongming Fei, Qingrong Xu, Hui Lu

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The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a virtual laboratory which provides the infrastructure and resources for setting up network experiments. At present, GENI experimenters need to draw the topology in detail with a tool such as Flack, describing every node and every link in the experiment. This is not a problem for small-scale experiments. However, if an experiment needs a large-scale network topology, it is difficult for experimenters to accomplish the task. To deal with the problem, this paper develops a web application that can create large-scale network topologies in the GENI environment automatically. It makes use of existing network topology generators, such as GT-ITMand INET, and adapts them to be used in the GENI environment. The system can interface with GENI seamlessly. With the tool, the task of setting up large-scale experiments by GENI experimenters is made as easy as simply specifying high-level parameters of the topology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
ISBN (Electronic)9781479965854
StatePublished - Nov 7 2014
EventIEEE SoutheastCon 2014 - Lexington, United States
Duration: Mar 13 2014Mar 16 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE SOUTHEASTCON
ISSN (Print)1091-0050
ISSN (Electronic)1558-058X


ConferenceIEEE SoutheastCon 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2014 IEEE.


  • Internet topology generator
  • Network experiment
  • Network modeling
  • Network testbed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing


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