Experience-driven experimental systems research

Larry Lee Peterson, Vivek S. Pai

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Abstract

PlanetLab is a global platform, which helps to motivate and demonstrate the feasibility of a research facility for catalyzing future Internet design. PlanetLab explores the value of experimental systems with real users in the context of PlanetLab itself and the suite of services developed as part of the Content Distribution Network (CoDeeN). Instrumentation of CoDeeN helps in data collection, resulting in a more accurate model of Internet failure behavior. Experimentation with running controlled experiments in computer science are designed to evaluate implementation and engineering choices. PlanetLab supports the required usage model through distributed virtualization, with each service running within a slice of PlanetLab's global resources. Computer science also benefits from deployment studies that involve building and running prototypes subjected to real use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Volume50
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Computer science
Computer Science
Internet
Future Internet
Content Distribution
Distribution Network
Virtualization
Instrumentation
Electric power distribution
Slice
Experimentation
Prototype
Engineering
Resources
Evaluate
Model
Demonstrate
Experiment
Experiments
Experience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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Experience-driven experimental systems research. / Peterson, Larry Lee; Pai, Vivek S.

In: Communications of the ACM, Vol. 50, No. 11, 01.11.2007, p. 38-44.

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Peterson, Larry Lee ; Pai, Vivek S. / Experience-driven experimental systems research. In: Communications of the ACM. 2007 ; Vol. 50, No. 11. pp. 38-44.
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