The FIBRE testbed is a research facility constructed in the scope of a project funded by the 2010 Brazil-EU Coordinated Call in ICT. The project ended in October 2014. However, in 2015 the Brazilian member institutions, led by the National Research and Education Network (RNP), took over FIBRE’s legacy infrastructure to offer the testbed as a service. Currently the testbed is composed by a federation of resource centers (a.k.a. experiment islands) spread over 16 institutions in Brazil. As of today (July 2018) the testbed hosts 413 users from 56 different organizations. The testbed has an Experimentation Portal that is a web interface that allows users to allocate and interact with computing and networking resources of each available island. Experimenters may create, manage and share projects, build experiments and add supported resources to them through the portal. The Experimentation Portal interacts with a Central Broker both for resource discovery and reservation through a REST API. Resources are only available for usage during the period reserved and granted to experimenters by the local broker. In this Demo we show how to run an experiment in the testbed, creating a slice, making a reservation and executing the experiment through the Portal.
The FIBRE testbed aims to be open to any developer, researcher, professor or student interested in using the testbed for experimentation or education purposes and can be viewed as a distributed cloud infrastructure to run experiments and test new application. Different from regular cloud infrastructures, networking switches can also be virtualized and allocated in FIBRE. The testbed can also be used to teach and to learn computer network and distributed systems in practice. SMEs are welcome to use the FIBRE testbed infrastructure.