Publication detail

PlanetLab Europe as Geographically-Distributed Testbed for Software Development and Evaluation

KOMOSNÝ, D. PANG, S. PRUŽINSKÝ, J. IĽKO, P. POLÁŠEK, J.

Original Title

PlanetLab Europe as Geographically-Distributed Testbed for Software Development and Evaluation

English Title

PlanetLab Europe as Geographically-Distributed Testbed for Software Development and Evaluation

Type

journal article

Language

en

Original Abstract

In this paper, we analyse the use of PlanetLab Europe for development and evaluation of geographically-oriented Internet services. PlanetLab is a global research network with the main purpose to support development of new Internet services and protocols. PlanetLab is divided into several branches; one of them is PlanetLab Europe. PlanetLab Europe consists of about 350 nodes at 150 geographically different sites. The nodes are accessible by remote login, and the users can run their software on the nodes. In the paper, we study the PlanetLab's properties that are significant for its use as a geographically distributed testbed. This includes node position accuracy, services availability and stability. We find a considerable number of location inaccuracies and a number of services that cannot be considered as reliable. Based on the results we propose a simple approach to nodes selection in testbeds for geographically-oriented Internet services development and evaluation.

English abstract

In this paper, we analyse the use of PlanetLab Europe for development and evaluation of geographically-oriented Internet services. PlanetLab is a global research network with the main purpose to support development of new Internet services and protocols. PlanetLab is divided into several branches; one of them is PlanetLab Europe. PlanetLab Europe consists of about 350 nodes at 150 geographically different sites. The nodes are accessible by remote login, and the users can run their software on the nodes. In the paper, we study the PlanetLab's properties that are significant for its use as a geographically distributed testbed. This includes node position accuracy, services availability and stability. We find a considerable number of location inaccuracies and a number of services that cannot be considered as reliable. Based on the results we propose a simple approach to nodes selection in testbeds for geographically-oriented Internet services development and evaluation.

Keywords

Delay; development; Europe; evaluation; location; PlanetLab; service; software.

RIV year

2015

Released

01.06.2015

Publisher

VSB-Technical University of Ostrava

Location

Ostrava

Pages from

137

Pages to

146

Pages count

10

URL

BibTex


@article{BUT129645,
  author="Dan {Komosný} and Shaoning {Pang} and Ján {Pružinský} and Pavol {Iľko} and Jakub {Polášek}",
  title="PlanetLab Europe as Geographically-Distributed Testbed for Software Development and Evaluation",
  annote="In this paper, we analyse the use of PlanetLab Europe for development and evaluation of geographically-oriented Internet services. PlanetLab is a global research network with the main purpose to support development of new Internet services and protocols. PlanetLab is divided into several branches; one of them is PlanetLab Europe. PlanetLab Europe consists of about 350 nodes at 150 geographically different sites. The nodes are accessible by remote login, and the users can run their software on the nodes. In the paper, we study the PlanetLab's properties that are significant for its use as a geographically distributed testbed. This includes node position accuracy, services availability and stability. We find a considerable number of location inaccuracies and a number of services that cannot be considered as reliable. Based on the results we propose a simple approach to nodes selection in testbeds for geographically-oriented Internet services development and evaluation.",
  address="VSB-Technical University of Ostrava",
  chapter="129645",
  doi="10.15598/aeee.v13i2.1245",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="VSB-Technical University of Ostrava",
  number="2",
  volume="13",
  year="2015",
  month="june",
  pages="137--146",
  publisher="VSB-Technical University of Ostrava",
  type="journal article"
}