MIRZA ABDULLAH JAN

Project Title

AMP-PingER Integration

 Project Aim

Download data from AMP server of different monitoring sites. Arrange and convert data it to PingER understandable format. Then pass data to pingtable so that it be will displayed on PingER.

 Active Measurement Project (AMP)

 The Active Measurement Project (AMP) has a joint research/engineering focus with site-to-site active measurements and analyses conducted between campuses connected by high performance networks. The data collected by AMP is proving to be a valuable resource for network analysis to study the network and derive performance models for various aspects of Internet traffic.

The AMP monitors measure the "heartbeat" of the high performance connection (HPC) networks, dissecting the networks in over 15,000 ways every minute. Because the performance of AMP monitors is well known, and coverage is so extensive, the monitoring mesh allows engineers to quickly identify the location, extent, and duration of network events. This gives the engineers a head start on the road to a solution. The long term history kept by AMP also allows engineers, designers, and researchers to see the impact of increasing traffic, and improved network design and capacity on the long term behavior of the network.

The first AMP monitor deployment took place in December 1998. Now approximately 150 AMP monitors are deployed and take site-to-site measurements on high-speed research networks throughout the United States, as well as at strategic sites in other countries. The current AMP architecture has two meshes, the HPC mesh (approximately 140 sites) and an international mesh (which includes all international sites and a small subset of the HPC mesh). Each uses a full mesh, with each monitor testing to all the others in the mesh. Across all sites, round trip time (RTT), packet loss, topology, and throughput (user/event driven) are currently measured. Recent expansion and development of AMP has included monitor deployments at GigaPop and backbone sites and development of a GigE interface for AMP.

AMP has led the way to a new approach to network measurement (dense coverage with simple monitors). Consequently, there are a growing number of organizations that realize they would benefit from a performance measurement system like AMP. The current goals for AMP include moving it into new domains, such as other national meshes, deeper into campuses, more international sites, and developing a meta measurement system. To facilitate these needs of the community, the major exercise of reimplementing the original AMP software into a package easily installed on a variety of hardware and software bases is underway. Significant progress has been made.

Ping End-to-end Reporting) PingER

 Ping End-to-end Reporting is the name given to the Internet End-to-end Performance Measurement (IEPM) project to monitor end-to-end performance of Internet links, developed by the IEPM group at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The network performance of more than 300 hosts is monitored worldwide.

Project Description 

  1. Downloading of data from AMP repository.

  2. Conversion of that data in understandable format of PingER.

  3. Passing data into pingtable to be display in PingER.

Useful links

http://watt.nlanr.net//

http://www-iepm.slac.stanford.edu/pinger/