Gush: GENI User Shell
Welcome to the homepage of the Gush (GENI User Shell) project. The goal of the Gush project is to provide an extensible execution management system for GENI. Users describe their experiments or computation in an XML document, and Gush uses this document to locate, contact, and prepare the remote resources through interactions with GENI Clearinghouses. Gush also runs the experiment, handles the clean-up, and performs several other functions related to distributed application management.
Gush aims to simplify the develop-deploy-debug cycle that researchers go through when developing large-scale distributed applications. Gush achieves this goal through a simple terminal interface where users can deploy, run, monitor, and debug their distributed applications running on hundreds of remote machines through basic terminal commands. Gush also supports an XML-RPC interface, as well as a GUI called Nebula. For more information on Nebula, please visit the [NebulaPage].
Gush has a user mailing list. Subscribe and send mail to gush-users@….
- The Gush source is available via SVN. Please email jeannie AT cs dot williams dot edu for an SVN acccount.
- Important Updates
- Additional Documentation
- Gush documentation
Gush Contributors (Past and Present)
- Jeannie Albrecht
- Ryan Braud
- Macklin Chaffee (Williams '09)
- Darren Dao
- Karlan Eberhardt (Williams '13)
- Danny Y. Huang (Williams '11)
- John Jersin
- Kelsey Levine (Williams '10)
- Ville Satopaa (Williams '11)
- April Shen (Williams '13)
- Alex Snoeren
- Nick Topilski
- Christopher Tuttle
- Amin Vahdat
- Kaylee Weyerhaeuser (Williams '11)
Links, Acknowledgments, and Related Work
- View the Gush wiki page maintained by the GENI project office
- Gush is based on our previous project called Plush
- Plush was originally designed with PlanetLab in mind.
- Jeannie Albrecht and Danny Yuxing Huang. Managing Distributed Applications using Gush. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks and Communities, Testbeds Practices Session (TridentCom), May 2010. PDF
- Jeannie Albrecht. Bringing Big Systems to Small Schools: Distributed Systems for Undergraduates. Proceedings of the Fortieth ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), March 2009. PDF
- Since the Gush architecture is largely based on Plush, for more info, please check out the Plush papers
- Gush research is supported by the GENI Project Office and the National Science Foundation CNS-0834243 . We are grateful for their support.