StarBED Project History

1st Project: StarBED

Date Main content

Apr. 20, 2002

The Telecommunications Advancement Organization of Japan (TAO) opened the Hokuriku IT Open Laboratory

Apr. 20, 2002

Start of the construction and of the operation of StarBED as a large-scale, general-use internet simulator connecting 512 PC servers (nodes) by network switches and maintaining the plant and equipment
History of StarBED and the expansion of its research aims

History of StarBED and
the expansion of its research aims

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2nd Project: StarBED2

Date Main content
Apr. 1, 2006 168 PC servers were added : A total of 680 nodes
June 17, 2006 Opening of the Hokuriku Research Center.
Commenced research and development of next-generation ubiquitous network simulation technology as the NICT’s onsite research and development facility
Apr. 1, 2007 150 PC servers were added : A total of 830 nodes
Oct. 1, 2007 "Hokuriku Research Center Workshop (Number One/1st)" heldEvents
  -- StarBED Technical Workshop 2007 --
Oct. 24, 2008 "Hokuriku Research Center Workshop (Number Two/2nd)" heldEvents
  -- StarBED Technical Workshop 2008 --
Apr. 1, 2009 240 PC servers were added : A total of 1,070 nodes
This system can perform comprehensive experiments and verifications for hundreds to a million node level.
June 11, 2009 World-leading large-scale testbed StarBED participates in the "Interop Tokyo 2009" Cloud Computing CompetitionEvents
Dec. 8, 2009 "Hokuriku Research Center Workshop (Number Three/3rd)" heldEvents
  -- StarBED Technical Workshop 2009 --
Mar. 30, 2010 "International Symposium on ICT System Testbeds" jointly held with JAISTEvents
June 9, 2010 We are bringing StarBED, the world-leading, world's largest emulation platform, to the "Interop Tokyo 2010" Cloud Computing CompetitionEvents
Dec. 31, 2010 Completion of 2nd Project "StarBED2"
Jan. 27, 2011 "ICT Testbed Strategy 2011 – JGN2plus StarBED Joint Symposium" heldEvents
Mar. 31, 2011 Hokuriku Research Center closed due to organizational changes


3rd Project: StarBED3 (StarBED Cubic)

Date Main content
Apr. 1, 2011 Opening of the Hokuriku StarBED Technology Center as the research institution for the NICT' Network Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center.
Commenced, as a large-scale emulation testbed, research and development, set targets for dealing with and R&D life cycle support for the new-generation ICT system, and continued planning mutual coordination with JGN-X
Apr. 1, 2011 512 PC servers used for ten years were discarded.
552 PC servers of high specification were newly added : A total of 1,110 nodes.
June 9, 2011 World-leading large-scale testbed StarBED provided to the "Interop Tokyo 2011" Cloud Computing CompetitionEvents
Oct. 13, 2011 "New Generation ICT Testbed Symposium 2011" heldEvents
Apr. 21, 2012 Provided virtual EC environment within StarBED for "Hardening Zero"Events
Oct. 4, 2012 Provided virtual EC environment within StarBED for "Hardening Zero"Events
Apr. 1, 2013 288 PC servers of high specification were newly added : A total of 1,398 nodes.
July 4, 2013 Provided virtual EC environment within StarBED for "Hardening Zero"Events
June 21, 2014 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 10 APAC"Events
Oct. 20, 2015 StarBED symposium / TBWG 22nd meeting. "STC Special" heldEvents

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