The test starts up a small topology on a simulated time cluster with TOPOLOGY_TICK_TUPLE_FREQ_SECS set to 1. Then it simulates 2 seconds of cluster time. This is not enough time to even launch the topology. How do I know this? Because the Bolt and Spout in the topology override `writeObject` so the resulting serialized bolt and spout are empty and trying to deserialize them results in an exception.
Just running a topology that does nothing and never verifies that the ticks showed up is a really horrible test. We should either delete it entirely or actually verify that ticks are showing up once a second. I am leaning towards just removing it totally.