CS700:Graduate Seminar in Computer Science & Informatics

PlanetLab: A Tutorial

PlanetLab is a global research network that supports the development of new network services. Since the beginning of 2003, more than 1,000 researchers at top academic institutions and industrial research labs have used PlanetLab to develop new technologies for distributed storage, network mapping, peer-to-peer systems, distributed hash tables, and query processing. PlanetLab currently consists of 1004 nodes at 487 sites. This tutorial/demonstration will provide a brief overview of PlanetLab, some of its tools, and show how to deploy/start your own distributed application.

The talk should be of interest to those whose research involves writing distributed, high-performance, or scientific computing applications.
Pawel Jurczyk is a Computer Science and Informatics Ph.D. student at Emory University. His interest includes distributed computing, distributed database query processing, and data/information privacy.