StarBED Features and Advantages

1. StarBED Features

StarBED has the following features as outlined below.

  • Large-scale emulation testbed with about 1,000 nodes
    We provide a non-distributed environment that provides an experiment scale which cannot be achieved at a typical development site.  StarBED makes it possible to experiment with actual equipment in its ordinary running/operating condition.  Therefore, it makes detailed and accurate experiments possible in more realistic circumstances, including the ability to expand the experiment scale.

  • Providing various systems to support experimenting
    We have developed various systems (as outlined below) to support verification experimenting.
    • SpringOS: Network Experiment Support Software
    • QOMET: Wireless Network Emulator
    • RUNE: Real-time Ubiquitous Network Emulation Environment
    • XENebula: Massive VM multiplexing tool
    • Xburner: Background Traffic Generator etc.

    These can be used in applications for lots of different individual experimenting requirements.
    In particular, SpringOS deals with assigned nodes, by offering functionalities in activating large-scale environments such as centralized control of electric power/ environmental preservation and duplication/ and executing scenarios etc., it can be used as a basic tool when using StarBED.

  • Integrated verification environments through external coordination
    StarBED can also be used in integrated verification environments with external coordination by means of being connected to JGN-X and WIDE research networks.

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2. StarBED Advantages

In addition to the special features described above, we would also like to mention the following advantages of using StarBED.

  • You can test software installed and running in real-life, real-time system applications in the following ways:
    • By being able to verify at the binary code level
    • By running verifications on a real-time basis
    • By verifying in formats very close to those of finished products
  • By permitting errors, you can speed up innovations
  • You can research and develop more dependable products
  • By looking at the technology as a whole, you can cut down on overall verification costs
    • Rapid R&D cycles, shortened time to market (TTM)
    • Reductions in R&D costs through sharing and recycling facilities, tools, and knowledge
  • Specialized verification environments
    • Ability to use large-scale facilities for limited periods and spaces – only when you need them and only for the size that you need
    • Possibility of constructing isolated spaces
    • Ability to make use of clean environments

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StarBED equipment/facilities (PC servers and internetworking switches)

StarBED equipment/facilities
(PC servers and network switches)

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Outline of SpringOS

Outline of SpringOS

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Demonstrations using various different types of emulators

Demonstrations
using various different types of emulators

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