Future Testbeds

Project Details

Project Lead
Robert Ricci 
Project Manager
Robert Ricci 
Project Members
Srikanth Raju, Gary Wong, Leigh Stoller, Jonathon Duerig, Matt Strum  
Supporting Experts
Gregor von Laszewski, Fugang Wang  
University of Utah, School of Computing, Flux Research Group  
Computer Science (401) 


This project will be used to explore similarities and differences between FutureGrid and Emulab. GENI, and PRObE. We will look at what these platforms can learn from each other, and what future opportunities might exist for collaboration.

Intellectual Merit

The intellectual merit of this project will lie in the identification of fundamental features of testbeds, and looking for future directions for research on testbeds.

Broader Impacts

This project will help us to better serve the research and education communities that are currently served by testbeds, and to expand into supporting new communities. The research thus supported is expected to have large impacts both within and beyond computer science.

Scale of Use

I expect the resource usage to be light and occasional, as I'm more interested in the capabilities than running 'real' experiments, and I expect that this will occur over a long period of time (months to years).