The PlanetLab 4.2 Upgrade is underway! At the end of the upgrade all machines will be re-installed and include the following new features:
PlanetLab is engaged in a federation trial with the OneLab Project. The plan is to migrate European nodes and slices to an independent EU authority. Follow the federation link to learn more.
PlanetLab Operations is developing a new tool, called Site Assistant, to help sites keep their nodes running and connected to PlanetLab. In addition, we will begin running a program called Monitor to notify a Site's Technical Contact and PI about observed problems with registered PlanetLab machines. The set of machines affected will be increased gradually. For additional details on when your machines will be affected, please see the Deployment Schedule. As well, for details on the policy that Monitor implements to encourage continued site participation, please see Monitor Policy.
A series of international workshops on Real Overlays and Distributed Systems (ROADS) is being scheduled, with initial meetings in Belem (June 1, 2007) and Warsaw (July 11-12, 2007).
We have recently upgraded PlanetLab to Version 4.0. Part of the upgrade involved revamping this website. If you are looking for content that used to exist on this website, please check the old website.
Many user services run continuously on PlanetLab, generating the majority of our traffic and facilitating many other experiments both on and off the network. View an updated list of long-running services.
The Sirius calendar service has been upgraded to allow users to acquire guaranteed resources across PlanetLab. During a reserved time slot, a slice is granted 25% of each processor's CPU capacity, and 2 Mbps of link bandwidth. Login to reserve resources for your slice.