4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

Research Article

Integration of heterogeneous networking testbeds

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3083,
        author={Rajesh Mahindra and Gautam Bhanage and George Hadjichristofi and Sachin Ganu and Pandurang Kamat and Ivan Seskar and Dipankar Raychaudhuri},
        title={Integration of heterogeneous networking testbeds},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={PlanetLab ORBIT Integration Architecture},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3083}
    }
    
  • Rajesh Mahindra
    Gautam Bhanage
    George Hadjichristofi
    Sachin Ganu
    Pandurang Kamat
    Ivan Seskar
    Dipankar Raychaudhuri
    Year: 2010
    Integration of heterogeneous networking testbeds
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3083
Rajesh Mahindra1,*, Gautam Bhanage2,*, George Hadjichristofi3,*, Sachin Ganu4,*, Pandurang Kamat5,*, Ivan Seskar2,*, Dipankar Raychaudhuri2,*
  • 1: WINLAB, Rutgers University, NJ Technology Center, North Brunswick, NJ, USA NEC Laboratories America, NJ, USA
  • 2: WINLAB, Rutgers University, NJ Technology Center, North Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • 3: WINLAB, Rutgers University, NJ Technology Center, North Brunswick, NJ, USA Cyprus University,Cyprus
  • 4: WINLAB, Rutgers University, NJ Technology Center, North Brunswick, NJ, USA Aruba Networks, CA, USA
  • 5: WINLAB, Rutgers University, NJ Technology Center, North Brunswick, NJ, USA ASK.com, NJ, USA
*Contact email: rmahindra@gmail.com, gautamb@winlab.rutgers.edu, gh@winlab.rutgers.edu, sachin@winlab.rutgers.edu, pkamat@winlab.rutgers.edu, seskar@winlab.rutgers.edu, ray@winlab.rutgers.edu

Abstract

As networking research expands into new frontiers, the research community has felt a need for a heterogeneous networking research infrastructure to experiment with the interaction and integration of different types of networks, and to test the performance of various networking protocols in realistic environments. This requirement has led to the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) initiative to create a global infrastructure for conducting networking experiments across diverse substrates such as wired (local and wide-area), wireless, sensor and cellular networks. In this paper, we discuss and present two models for building such an experimental infrastructure. The first model enables a wired testbed to link with wireless edge nodes during an experiment, whereas the second model enables a wireless testbed to link to wired testbeds. Proof-of-concept experiments are also presented reinforcing the usefulness of the models in terms of facilitating experiments over the integrated heterogeneous infrastructure.