Cyber-physical systems and cloud based computing are emerging and already popular trends in IT, but their hybridization is a yet unexplored field. Only a few research teams associated with this problem, and the majority of the results are only theoretical.
To contribute with the effort, a software was developed to convert a massively popular DIY board to a server which is capable to share its resources like a cloud service. These resources consists of low level hardware peripherals which is used in the industry to control various devices which can interact with the physical world. This is a proof of concept of assembling a cyber-physical system from a cloud service, with all of a cloud system’s benefits.
Ability to execute is not enough in itself. Such large and complex systems that cyber-physical system could be require designing and planning for resource effectiveness maximization and verification. A language standard presented which is capable to descript a cloud system. TOSCA, the Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud is an open modelling standard, used to design and support deploy of cloud applications. Cyber-physical cloud systems born from extending the standard cloud world, therefore tools that was built for clouds, like TOSCA, are able to work with the new technology, so a cyber-physical cloud system test model was made.