VICCIVICCI is a programmable cloud-computing research testbed, encompassing both a distributed set of virtualized compute clusters and networking hardware, and the software that enables multiple researchers to innovate both at and above the infrastructure layer. VICCI is designed to support research both into the design, provisioning, and management of a global, multi-datacenter infrastructure---the cloud---as well as the design and deployment of large-scale distributed services that use such an environment.
What is it?At the hardware level, VICCI consists of seven geographically dispersed compute clusters. VICCI clusters are currently being deployed at 4 U.S. universities and 3 international sites:
Who can use it?Use of VICCI is currently open to all PlanetLab users. Note that it is not necessary to register for a VICCI account. You will use your PlanetLab account credentials to access VICCI.
Researchers not currently affiliated with PlanetLab may also access VICCI, but must first register for a VICCI-only account. Click the "create account" link in the navigation bar for more information.
PublicationsOn the goals and design of VICCI:
SponsorsVICCI is supported by the National Science Foundation (under grant 1040123). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.