[talks] Colloquium Speaker, Wed. Nov. 11, 2009- Andrew Bavier

Michele J. Brown mjbrown at CS.Princeton.EDU
Mon Nov 9 16:07:33 EST 2009

Title: Establishing Resource Allocation Policies in the PlanetLab 
Andrew Bavier, Princeton University, Computer Science Department
Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009
Small Auditorium, CS 105

Over time PlanetLab has evolved from a centrally-administered testbed to 
a federation of regional testbeds that are operated independently. The 
PlanetLab software is also freely available, which has allowed many 
organizations to bring up their own "private" PlanetLabs. For most 
private PlanetLabs, a barrier to entering the federation is the 
inability to express access and allocation policies for their own 
resources, and the lack of tools to communicate, analyze, and enforce 
those policies. In the first part of my talk, I will present an overview 
of the PlanetLab federation. Next I will focus on VINI, a private 
PlanetLab we have deployed in Internet2 and NLR, and which is intended 
for evaluating new network architectures. Finally, I will describe a 
tool ("sfatables") we have built for expressing and enforcing resource 
allocation policies. Our approach was designed to enable VINI to 
federate with PlanetLab, but it is general enough to accommodate a 
diverse collection of computing facilities.

This talk describes joint work with Larry Peterson, Sapan Bhatia, 
Jennifer Rexford, and Nick Feamster.

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