As a part of my course project, I am required to measure network bandwidth and other aspects of Xen, KVM, and Xvisor hypervisors. Most research literature uses cubieboard for such experiments. What factors should I consider before selecting the board ? Why cubieboard is a de facto standard ? Can I use Rpi2 ? what other options should I consider ?
EDIT: I am looking for a board, on which I can run different hypervisors, and the performance measurements will be acceptable to the research community. I am not looking for a comparison of specifications between these board. Also, It is not possible to run Xen on Rpi-2, even though Rpi-2's processor supports virtualization extensions.