Through this portal, people can create an account, get access and experiment in NITOS Future Internet Facility, which stands for Network Implementation Testbed using Open Source platforms.
The main components of NITOS FI facility are:
- Three Wireless Experimentation testbeds, which consist of powerful nodes (some of them mobile) that also feature multiple wireless interfaces and allow for experimentation with heterogeneous (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE, Bluetooth, ZigBee) wireless technologies.
- A 4G testbed which consists of WiMAX and LTE Base Stations and the necessary equipment for enabling WiMAX/LTE connectivity to the wireless nodes.
- A software defined radio (SDR) testbed that consists of Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) devices attached to the NITOS wireless nodes.
- A Software Defined Networking (SDN) testbed that consists of multiple OpenFlow technology enabled switches, connected to NITOS nodes, thus enabling experimentation with switching and routing networking protocols.
- A Cloud infrastructure, which consists of 7 HP blade servers and 2 rack-mounted ones providing 272 CPU cores, 800 Gb of Ram and 22TB of storage capacity, in total. The network connectivity is established via the usage of an HP 5400 series modular Openflow switch, which provides 10Gb Ethernet connectivity amongst the cluster’s modules and 1Gb amongst the cluster and GEANT.
- A wireless sensor network testbed, consisting of a controllable testbed deployed in UTH’s offices, a city-scale sensor network deployed in Volos city and a city-scale mobile sensing infrastructure that relies on bicycles of volunteer users. All sensor platforms are custom, developed by UTH, supporting Arduino firmware and exploit several wireless technologies for communication (ZigBee, Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth, IR).
A researcher can read about how to use the resources of NITOS and can schedule a reservation in the testbed.