Emulab is a network testbed, giving researchers a wide range of
environments in which to develop, debug, and evaluate their systems.
The name Emulab refers both to a facility and to a
The primary Emulab installation is run
Flux Group, part of the
School of Computing at the
University of Utah.
There are also installations of the Emulab software at more than
dozen sites around the world, ranging from testbeds with a handful
of nodes up to testbeds with hundreds of nodes.
Emulab is widely used
by computer science researchers in the fields of networking and
It is also designed to support education, and has been used to teach
classes in those fields.
Schooner was a user-configurable lab environment made available to the
scientific community and operated by the Wisconsin Advanced Internet
Laboratory (WAIL). Built using the Emulab testbed software from the
University of Utah, software components were added to allow empirical
research on common industry platforms. In addition to the 100+ PCs
available to researchers, the testbed included more then 30 Cisco routers
ranging from the 2600 series access router to the GSR 12000 service
In addition to the hardware routing, the Schooner testbed had a number
of other resources available to satisfy the research and instructional
requirements of our users.
- Endace DAG Capture Interfaces
- High performance capture interfaces with GPS timestamps and multi-card synchronization
- Botnet Evaluation Environment
- An environment for botnet experimentation, layering virtualization capabilities on top of
the testbed for increased node counts.
- 802.11 Interfaces
Check the Schooner
for more information or visit emulab.net
for information on the Emulab testbed software.
WAIL development is supported in part by the National Science
Foundation (grant No. ANI-0335234).