Mobility

CrowdLab: An Architecture for Volunteer Mobile Testbeds

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Executive Summary

Researchers investigating mobile and wireless systems can run experiments on many testbeds, but no existing option supports experimentation "In the wild" without sacrificing features such as access to low-level wireless state and efficient scheduling of co-local guests. To fill this void, the authors present a new architecture for mobile testbeds called CrowdLab. CrowdLab allows researchers to run guest virtual machines on volunteer mobile nodes and ensures efficient use of testbed resources through a new dual-mode networking abstraction and a weakly consistent, replicated state store called a site directory.

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