UPMC will offer to NRG-5 access to the FIT infrastructure (Future Internet Testing Facility). The lab has a functioning HP Moonshot Cloud platform, having 45 8-core ARM servers with 64GB of RAM each, 120TB of SATA flash storage. This platform provides two OpenFlow enabled switches (45XGc).
Moreover, FIT offers a very large scale IoT platform. Indeed, FIT IoT-Lab provides more than 2700 wireless nodes including mobile robots equipped with various sensors such as ambient sensor light, temperature, atmospheric pressure and temperature, tri-axis accelerometer, tri-axis magnetometer, tri-axis gyrometer. FIT IoT-Lab is meant to address IoT challenges and to accelerate the development of network protocols, applications, services and emerging IoT technologies.
FIT Wireless testbeds offer a diversity of shielded, indoor and outdoor setups. UPMC’s wireless platform will be interconnected (via US network GENI) with the Rutgers/WinLab Open-Access Research Testbed for Next-Generation Wireless Networks (ORBIT).
Lab #3 will be used to validate the NRG-5 IoT requirements, namely M2M and MCM communications, xMEC efficiency, self* VNFs using constrained devices and moving IoT nodes and sensors.