The FIT sites

FIT provides a large-scale experimentation environment through the federation of the following testbeds that are competitive at the worldwide level and that you can easily access.


FIT Wireless

Highly flexible experimentation on a wide array of wireless networking issues

The scientific objective of FIT-Wireless is provided an experimental platform for developing future wireless communication systems (Indoor WiFi and 5G in synergy with FIT Cloud, and Cognitive Radio):

  • Open testbeds (located in both an anechoic chamber and public building) for reproducible research in wireless WiFi and 4G/5G networks (with Open Air Interface for 5G scenarios).
  • 5th Generation Cognitive Radio / Software defined Radio for Internet of things.
  • SDN, NFV and Cloud based infrastructures combining Wireless technologies and OpenStack based clouds.

Concerning its implementation, the platform is spread over four sites:

  • R2 Lab (Inria-Sophia-Antipolis): Anechoic chamber with 37 WiFi nodes, 16 USRP extensions, 1 Nexus phone. Control experiment software development (rhubarbe, nepi-ng)
  • In Lab (UPMC-Paris): 40 indoor programmable wireless (WiFi) nodes in a public building
  • NC Lab (IMT-Evry): 35 indoor programmable wireless (WiFi) nodes provided as a service
  • Cortex Lab (Inria-Grenoble): 22 SDR – SISO nodes and 16 SDR – MIMO / FPGA nodes

FIT IoT-Lab, embedded objects testbeds

A large-scale infrastructure for testing the Future Internet of Things

IoT-LAB provides a very large scale infrastructure suitable for testing small wireless sensor devices and heterogeneous communicating objects. It is the evolution and extension of the SENSLAB testbed (2010-2013).

IoT-LAB provides full control of network nodes and direct access to the gateways to which nodes are connected, allowing researchers to monitor nodes energy consumption and network-related metrics, e.g. end-to-end delay, throughput or overhead. The facility offers quick experiments deployment, along with easy evaluation, results collection and analysis. Defining complementary testbeds with different node types, topologies and environments allows for coverage of a wide range of real-life use-cases.

IoT-LAB testbeds are located at six different sites across France which gives forward access to 2728 wireless sensors nodes: Inria Grenoble (928), Inria Lille (640), ICube Strasbourg (400), Inria Saclay (307), Inria Rennes (256) and Institut Mines-Télécom Paris (160).

The IoT-LAB hardware infrastructure consists of a set of IoT-LAB nodes. A global networking backbone provides power and connectivity to all IoT-LAB nodes and guarantees the out of band signaling network needed for power and command purposes and monitoring feedback.

FIT Cloud

Based in three platforms (FIT OpenStack at Sorbonne Université, FIT OpenStack NC Lab and FIT CloudLab), FIT-Cloud is:

  • Related to Cloud design, development of OpenStack components and cloud services (FIT CloudLab)
  • Combine IoT/Cloud (verticals) (FIT-OpenStack)
  • Provide access to VM and Bare metal (FIT OpenStack+CloudLab)
  • Open cloud testbeds in synergy with the other FIT domains:
    • FIT Wireless: Open MANO, NFV, SDN, etc.
    • FIT IoT-Lab: compute backend
  • CloudLab together with NSF
  • Base platform for new services: Android in Cloud.