Section: New Results

6TiSCH Benchmarking

Participants : Malisa Vucinic, Tengfei Chang, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Thomas Watteyne.

With the pure 6TiSCH standardizes coming to an end, the focus of the group is moving towards benchmarking how well it works. This has results in the following action. Although seemingly different, they all contribute to the overall goal of better understand (the performance of) 6TiSCH.

We have built and put online the OpenTestbed, a collection of 80 OpenMote B boards deployed in 20 “pods”. These allow us to test the performance of the OpenWSN firmware in a realistic setting. The testbed is depicted in Fig. 2. You can access its management interface at http://testbed.openwsn.org/.

Figure 2. The OpenTestbed deployed in Inria Paris since July 2018.

A tool complementary to the testbed is the 6TiSCH simulator (https://bitbucket.org/6tisch/simulator) which Yatsuyiki Tanaka is leading. The simulator now represents exactly the behavior of the 6TiSCH protocol stack, and has been a catalyst for benchmarking activities around 6TiSCH.

Beyond Inria, the benchmarking activity around 6TiSCH is a hot topic, with projects such as the 6TiSCH Open Data Action (SODA, http://www.soda.ucg.ac.me/), the IoT Benchmarks Initiative (https://www.iotbench.ethz.ch/), and the Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds (CNERT) workshop at INFOCOM, all of which Inria-EVA is very involved in.