We have now reached a point where there is a large number of testbeds available for experimenters throughout the world, each with its own features and capabilities. This is a good thing of course, but also a bad thing, because it is getting increasingly difficult for potential users to identify which testbeds would better match their needs. It is not unusual at all to encounter researchers that were not aware that the experiments they performed could have been done much more efficiently on a publicly available testbed. Also, one could also argue that this results in useless duplication of efforts between testbed efforts, even if there is some value to exploring different ways to solve the same issues.
In the context of the Fed4FIRE+ project, we have been working on presenting a better overview of Fed4FIRE testbeds – the current state being the Fed4FIRE website1. Section 2 provides the current state of this overview (and can serve as a technical introduction to Fed4FIRE testbeds), while Section 3 discusses possible future work in that area, in the context of GEFI.
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Fed4FIRE+ project has received funding under grant agreement No 732638 from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, which is co-funded by the European Commission and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.