PlanetLab Site Details

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.

University of Colorado operates two nodes in the PlanetLab testbed:

Each node runs PlanetLab-BootCD-4.2 software with statically configured IP addresses. Both machines (pictured) are HP DC7900 models with Intel Core 2 Quad, 4GB RAM, 500GB disk. The machines are physically located in the Systems Lab machine room.

All administrative tasks can be performed by logging in to the PlanetLab website. This includes slice creation, user creation, software updating, and other maintenance tasks.

Each site appoints a technical contact who is responsible for maintaining the site’s nodes and responding to inquiries from PlanetLab’s management.

Our site’s technical contact person is Sears Merritt ( Please direct any questions related to our PlanetLab site to him.

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