Creating a Highly Configurable, Scalable Cloud Test Bed Using Nimbus and Phantom


The goal of this project is to create a highly configurable, scalable test bed that consists of various heterogeneous hardware devices, both static and mobile, connected over a mobile ad hoc network (MANET). This test bed will allow us to measure the effectiveness of such a system, for example under different scheduling strategies. Furthermore, we incorporated a technique that detects the remaining battery life of the mobile devices in the test bed, which uses Phantom, open-source cloud broker software – this will facilitate future planned modifications to the cloud scheduler. To facilitate the creation of a cloud test bed of this type, we also created automation scripts for easy test bed setup, configuration, and scaling.

Intellectual Merit

The creation of a power-aware cloud testbed, connected via a MANET, that is easily scalable and configurable.

Broader Impact

The ability to test the performance of a MANET-connected cloud testbed, and scripts for easily setting up such a cloud.

Use of FutureGrid

The Nimbus cloud and Phantom

Scale Of Use

less than 10 VMs at a time



Patricia Teller
The University of Texas at El Paso

Project Members

Joshua McKee


32 weeks 3 days ago