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ORCA for Experimenters


ORCA offers opportunities for experimentation (on substrate belonging to Cluster D) and for developing new resource control and management policies via plugins.

The ORCA default SM installation comes with an XMLRPC controller plugin that exports both the GENI AM API and the ProtoGENI AM API, which can be exercised by command-line tools.

As a first step, you may consider installing an ORCA SM Actor that will enable you to use GENI and ProtoGENI tools to request resources.

Tools and APIs

ORCA supports GENI AM API and ProtoGENI AM API via the XMLRPC Controller plugin that comes with a standard Service Manager Actor. For resource descriptions, ORCA supports its native NDL-OWL as well as ProtoGENI RSpec v2. Here is a list of user tools interoperable with ORCA:

  • GPO Omni. Uses RSpec v2 and GENI AM API.
  • GUSH. Uses RSpec v2 and GENI AM API. Here is a page on how to use GUSH tool with ORCA substrates.
  • Flukes. A GUI application that uses native ORCA NDL-OWL resource descriptions and native ORCA APIs