Next Generation Networking

UK PlanetLab Workshop 22 April 05

Date: April 22

Venue: Room 1.02, CS Building, UCL

  • 9:30 Introduction
  • 9:40 What is Planetlab - history, current facilities and future developments: Timothy Roscoe, Intel Labs, Berkeley
  • 10:40 Coffee
  • 11:00 Joining PlanetLab - admin and bureaucracy, demonstrating things live: Ian Wakeman, University of Sussex
  • 11:30 Experiences with PlanetLab - What not to do with PlanetLab: Steven Hand, Cambridge University
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Running a planetlab experiment - a practical session walking through how to run an experiment on PlanetLab: Stephen Naicken, University of Sussex
    • Where and how to develop code (on your home machine)
    • How to distribute code across the machines in your slice
    • How to coordinate starting and stopping
    • Distributed debugging
    • Data Collection
    • Ethical considerations
    • Other gotchas
  • 16:30 Wrapup

Registration before the event is required, but there is no cost. Email that you will be attending. You need to be associated with a UK institution to attend.

You will need a wireless enabled laptop with ssh installed to participate. There will be an informal gathering the evening before for those staying overnight.

We are looking for presentations from people who have already completed research on PlanetLab to present their work. Please email with a short description (100 words, not a sigcomm submission).

Draft html version of the Naicken and Wakeman notes are here. These are subject to

Questions and suggestions to

Ian Wakeman
Last modified: Fri Apr 22 11:19:01 BST 2005

Upcoming Events

Coseners 2013

The Brendan Murphy prize for the best presentation was won by Gareth Tyson.

The tentative dates for next year's workshop are July 10-11 2014. We have now passed organisational responsibility across from Ian Wakeman to Iain Phillips at Loughborough and Hamed Haddaddi at QMUL.