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Scientific LargeScale Infrastructure for Computing/Communication Experimental Studies – Starting Community

5TONIC Facility

5TONIC – An Open Research and Innovation Laboratory Focusing in 5G Technologies provides an open innovation environment for research in 5G technologies, and their validation by equipment vendors, network service providers, and customers. The 5TONIC laboratory includes a solid baseline of facilities, infrastructure and equipment to support advanced experimentation in the 5G virtual network function and wireless systems areas. In this respect, the laboratory offers a datacenter with space for 24 racks, including two racks for communications among these racks and with other platforms. 5TONIC provides access to a common infrastructure with specific-purpose hardware, to assist in experiments, trials and demonstrations with particular 5G network technologies, as well as to commodity hardware, which allows a cost-effective approach to configure different network topologies of variable size and capacity.