MAX.S2.t: User Support
(Completed on time 06/30/2010)
Work with and support interested users on use of the DRAGON GENI Facility.
This task includes outreach and support of external researchers who would like to use the MAX GENI facilities. Our primary efforts thru this reporting period have been focused on development of the MAX Aggregate Manager capabilities, interconnects to other network/substrate resources, and user APIs. We feel this was necessary in order for users to have a set of tools of sufficient simplicity and robustness for their work. With the release of the MAX Aggregate Manger client API during this reporting period, this work is now complete. As a result, direct outreach to existing and potential new users will be a key focus for the next Quarter reporting period. We currently have MAX users who are focused on the network resources but not the other GENI resources available on MAX or connected substrates. We are planning to discuss with them their needs and make sure they are aware of GENI resources available. In addition, we are planning to reach out to other university and government researchers in the MAX region in an attempt to identify others that may benefit thru use of the MAX GENI substrate.