[talks] Colloquium Speaker, Dec. 9, 2009- Marc Fiuczynski

Michele J. Brown mjbrown at CS.Princeton.EDU
Thu Dec 3 13:10:33 EST 2009

PlanetLab: From Testbed to Service Deployment Platform
Marc Fiuczynski, Princeton Computer Science
4:30 PM
Small Auditorium CS 105

PlanetLab was originally designed to be a realistic testbed for 
networking and distributed systems research. It has served that role 
quite well. More recently, however, it has also become a practical 
platform for rapidly deploying (and then effectively managing) network 
services that have value to a wide-range of user communities (and a 
diverse set of network environments).
This talk describes three such deployments: (1) providing web 
connectivity to remote villages and schools; (2) capturing gold-standard 
measurements of broadband connectivity in the US; and (3) supporting 
high-speed content distribution in a Telco access network.

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