Section: Software and Platforms
Participants : Laurent Vanni [contact] , Luigi Liquori, Cédric Tedeschi, Vincenzo Ciancaglini.
In order to test our Synapse protocol  on real platforms, we have initially developed JSynapse, a Java software prototype, which uses the Java RMI standard for communication between nodes, and whose purpose is to capture the very essence of our Synapse protocol. It is a flexible and ready-to-be-plugged library which can interconnect any type of overlay networks. In particular, JSynapse fully implements a Chord-based inter-overlay network. It was designed to be a lightweight and easy-to-extend software. We also provided some practical classes which help in automating the generation of the inter-overlay network and the testing of specific scenarios. We have experimented with JSynapse on the Grid'5000 platform connecting more than 20 clusters on 9 different sites. Again, Chord was used as the intra-overlay protocol. See, http://www-sop.inria.fr/teams/lognet/synapse-net2012/ .