Real Gigabit Speeds

Getting an experiment or app up and running on GENI means that you have access to gigabit-speed networking. You might reserve one machine that will act as a server, and perhaps 9 others that will act as clients. Between them, you might have have high-speed gigabit connections.

As a web developer, building an app that depends on high speed is difficult — most end-users today aren’t on a gigabit-capable internet service, so it makes building such applications impractical or impossible. On GENI, although, you have the ability to run your app in an environment where speed isn’t an issue. You can truly build an app for the future.

The second example project, listed in the projects section, demonstrates how easy it is to get set up on a high speed connection within the GENI environment: