History of StarBED Project

1st Project: StarBED

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 (Group A-E) by network switches and maintaining the plant and equipment.


2nd Project: StarBED2

Apr. 1, 2006 "Group F" PC servers were added.
Jun. 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 "Group G" PC servers were added.
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 "Group H" PC servers were added.
This system can perform comprehensive experiments and verifications for hundreds to a million node level.
Jun. 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
Jun. 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)

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 "Group A" - "Group E" PC servers were ended of service.
"Group I" - "Group L" PC servers of high specification were newly added.
Jun. 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
July 4, 2013 Provided virtual EC environment within StarBED for "Hardening Zero"Events
Apr. 1, 2014 "Group N" PC servers were added.
June 21, 2014 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 10 APAC"Events
Oct. 1, 2014
"Group O" PC servers were added.


4th Project: StarBED4 (StarBED Force)

Apr. 1, 2016 Commenced StarBED4 project to apply our research achievements of the 3rd-term project of StarBED3 to public.
Thus all things around humans and human themselves are connected to the network in the IoT generation, we started R&D activities to develop evaluation infrastructure for the generation which enables to introduce these entities and physical phenomena such as human behavior, cellar phones, sensors, and temperature and electromagnetic fields that connect these elements.
Apr. 1, 2016 "Group F" - "Group G" PC servers were ended of service.
June 6, 2016 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 100 Value x Value"Events
Nov. 2, 2016 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 100 Weakest Link"Events
Apr. 1, 2017 "Group M" PC servers were ended of service.
June 24, 2017 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 1010 Cash Flow"Events
Nov. 23, 2017 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 2017 Fes"Events
Apr. 1, 2018 "Group O" PC servers ended of service.
"Group P" PC servers were added.
July 7, 2018 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening II Collective"Events
Nov. 22, 2018 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening II SecurEach"Events
Feb. 24, 2019 Provided the environment of doing Hackathon on StarBED for "NICT SpaceHack 2019"Events
Apr. 1, 2019 "Group H" - "Group J " PC servers ended of service.
July 5, 2019 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening II SU"Events
Jan. 25, 2020 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 2020 Business Objectives"Events
Apr. 1, 2020 "Group K" - "Group L" PC servers ended of service.
Nov. 14, 2020 Provided a virtual EC environment on StarBED for "Hardening 2020 H3DX"Events
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