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Type of publication:Inproceedings
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TitleVirtualising Testbeds to Support Large-Scale Reconfigurable Experimental Facilities
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2010-3
Booktitle 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2010)
Series LNCS
Year published 2010
Month February
Volume 5970/2010
Pages 210-223
Publisher Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Location Coimbra, Portugal
Note ISBN: 978-3-642-11916-3
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-11917-0_14
Keywords Experimentation,Testbeds,Scalability,Reconfiguration,Tools
Experimentally driven research for wireless sensor networks is invaluable to provide benchmarking and comparison of new ideas. An increasingly common tool in support of this is a testbed composed of real hardware devices which increases the realism of evaluation. However, due to hardware costs the size and heterogeneity of these testbeds is usually limited. In addition, a testbed typically has a relatively static configuration in terms of its network topology and its software support infrastructure, which limits the utility of that testbed to specific case-studies. We propose a novel approach that can be used to (i) interconnect a large number of small testbeds to provide a federated testbed of very large size, (ii) support the interconnection of heterogeneous hardware into a single testbed, and (iii) virtualise the physical testbed topology and thus minimise the need to relocate devices. We present the most important design issues of our approach and evaluate its performance. Our results indicate that testbed virtualisation can be achieved with high efficiency and without hindering the realism of experiments.
Baumgartner, Tobias
Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis
Danckwardt, Maick
Koninis, Christos
Kröller, Alexander
Mylonas, Georgios
Pfisterer, Dennis
Porter, Barry
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