Schooner - Network Router Testbed Home

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 software system. The primary Emulab installation is run by the Flux Group, part of the School of Computing at the University of Utah. There are also installations of the Emulab software at more than two 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 distributed systems. 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 provider platform.

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 FAQ for more information or visit for information on the Emulab testbed software.

WAIL development is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant No. ANI-0335234).