Resource management in large scale experimental facilities - technical approach to Federate Panlab and PlanetLab
Several projects worldwide offer experimental facilities to enable large scale research experiments. PlanetLab as one of the first initiatives in this field, currently consists of 1021 network nodes forming a global research network. On the other hand, Panlab offers a wide range of heterogeneous resources ranging from hardware devices to dedicated software. The broad field of Future Internet research requires such diverse infrastructures that serve different needs across domains and layers. Federation between different experimental facilities is foreseen to address those requirements as single testbeds cannot offer the full range of technologies that are required by the Future Internet community. This paper outlines an approach of federating Panlab resources with PlanetLab and vice versa. A prototype implementation is described and evaluated. Also, we present a case study to demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed system.