Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 8th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2012, Thessanoliki, Greece, June 11-13, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

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Experimentation in Heterogeneous European Testbeds through the Onelab Facility: The Case of PlanetLab Federation with the Wireless NITOS Testbed

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_27,
        author={Stratos Keranidis and Dimitris Giatsios and Thanasis Korakis and Iordanis Koutsopoulos and Leandros Tassiulas and Thierry Rakotoarivelo and Thierry Parmentelat},
        title={Experimentation in Heterogeneous European Testbeds through the Onelab Facility: The Case of PlanetLab Federation with the Wireless NITOS Testbed},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 8th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2012, Thessanoliki, Greece, June 11-13, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={Testbed Federation Wireless Mesh Networks Experiments},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_27}
    }
    
  • Stratos Keranidis
    Dimitris Giatsios
    Thanasis Korakis
    Iordanis Koutsopoulos
    Leandros Tassiulas
    Thierry Rakotoarivelo
    Thierry Parmentelat
    Year: 2012
    Experimentation in Heterogeneous European Testbeds through the Onelab Facility: The Case of PlanetLab Federation with the Wireless NITOS Testbed
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_27
Stratos Keranidis, Dimitris Giatsios, Thanasis Korakis, Iordanis Koutsopoulos, Leandros Tassiulas, Thierry Rakotoarivelo1,*, Thierry Parmentelat2,*
  • 1: National ICT Australia (NICTA)
  • 2: INRIA
*Contact email: thierry.rakotoarivelo@nicta.com.au, thierry.parmentelat@sophia.inria.fr

Abstract

The constantly increasing diversity of the infrastructure that is used to deliver Internet services to the end user, has created a demand for experimental network facilities featuring heterogeneous resources. Therefore, federation of existing network testbeds has been identified as a key goal in the experimental testbeds community, leading to a recent activity burst in this research field. In this paper, we present a federation scheme that was built during the Onelab 2 EU project. This scheme federates the NITOS wireless testbed with the wired PlanetLab Europe testbed, allowing researchers to access and use heterogeneous experimental facilities under an integrated environment. The usefulness of the resulting federated facility is demonstrated through the testing of an implemented end-to-end delay aware association scheme proposed for Wireless Mesh Networks. We present extensive experiments under both wired congestion and wireless channel contention conditions that demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in a realistic environment. Both the architectural building blocks that enable the federation of the testbeds and the execution of the experiment on combined resources, as well as the important insights obtained from the experimental results are described and analyzed, pointing out the importance of integrated experimental facilities for the design and development of the Future Internet.