[FoRK] Fwd: Sandia Lab Fires Up 300, 000 Virtual Android Devices To Test Out Security

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Tue Oct 2 21:32:32 PDT 2012

This might be more efficient.


Built on 'complex “LayerCake” technology'!!

The power of open source...  Funny in that it basically gives Android 
the cross-platform appeal that WebOS was going for.  And Microsoft 
covets.  Good luck with that.

Unfortunately only a handful of apps are available for the 
alpha-quality Mac version so far.  Apparently the Windows version has 
many apps and all app stores but Play (which requires certification, 
licensing, fees, etc.).

Fairly cool.  Even better if it supported development since it seems to 
be a far better emulator than the VirtualBox based emulator that Google 

On Tue Oct  2 18:43:14 2012, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> And then Megadroid became aware?

How is this trademark not already taken??

> I just updated my 8 core, 64GB machine to vmware workstation 9, I probably could run 128 of them on it.  In fact, I should try
> that and see what happens.

Just 8?  Seriously?  My 5 year old Mac Pro Desktop has 8 hyperthreaded 

For once, I have a more powerful desktop at work (besides 
supercomputers that is): 12 hyperthreaded cores, 64GB ECC RAM, 12TB 
drives (well, I have 16TB internal at home...).

Compiling a complete Android distribution, with kernel and all apps, 
with ccache enabled, takes 22 minutes.  In Ubuntu Linux in VMWare 
Fusion on MacOSX 10.7.

> Greg


> On 10/2/2012 4:33 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> This could be fun :-) and maybe even useful?
>> - Joe
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:     Sandia Lab Fires Up 300,000 Virtual Android Devices To Test
>> Out Security
>> Date:     Tue, 2 Oct 2012 16:30:15 -0700 (PDT)
>> From:     slashnews at pestonia.com
>> Reply-To:     slashnews at pestonia.com
>> To:     slashnews at pestonia.com
>> Link:
>> http://slashdot.org/story/12/10/02/222227/sandia-lab-fires-up-300000-virtual-android-devices-to-test-out-security
>> Posted by: Soulskill, on 2012-10-02 23:11:00
>>      [1]coondoggie writes "Researchers with the Sandia National Laboratory
>>     have [2]tied together 300,000 virtual Android-based devices in an
>>     effort to study the [3]security and reliability of large smartphone
>>     networks. The Android project, dubbed MegaDroid, is carefully insulated
>>     from other networks at the Labs and the outside world, but can be built
>>     up into a realistic computing environment, the researchers stated."
>> References
>>     1. http://networkworld.com/
>>     2.
>> https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/news_releases/sandia-builds-self-contained-android-based-network-to-study-cyber-disruptions-and-help-secure-hand-held-devices/
>>     3.
>> http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/sandia-lab-fires-300000-virtual-android-devices-test-out-security

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