On this page you will find ideas and suggestions for some student projects. If you cannot find a suitable project here, you are welcome to tell us your own suggestions.
1. Modular Bootmanager
The PlanetLab community has self-organized into a collection of working groups, each focused on a different aspect of PlanetLab's architecture. The working groups primarily communicate via mailing lists, as well as at periodic face-to-face meetings.
Architecture Working Group
This working group focuses on the architectural evolution of PlanetLab, including both the OS running on each node and infrastructure services running globally.
Planetary-Scale Commercial Services Working Group
This working group explores the evolution of PlanetLab into an open, federated, ubiquitous platform for hosting commercially relevant services.
One of the main purposes of PlanetLab is to enable research into new Internet technology. Frequently, researchers will deploy technologies on PlanetLab that use the Internet in new ways. As a result, PlanetLab network traffic is sometimes viewed as anomalous by automated Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs), which may trigger alerts. If an alert is interpreted as a security threat by a system administrator or IDS, a complaint may be lodged against your site or other PlanetLab hosting sites.
Recent security incidents, and their resolution, are listed below:
May 13-14, 2008 (Princeton University)
The content of this page is moved to http://svn.planet-lab.org/wiki/DC7x00ConfigurationGuide
The following is a partial bibliography of research enabled by PlanetLab. The vast majority of the papers report experiments run on PlanetLab: some measure today's Internet, some measure new service or protocol designs, some describe new research methodologies, and some report on deployment studies of novel network services that support real client workloads. A few of the papers (those marked with an asterisk) report on the design of PlanetLab itself (or present designs for potential PlanetLab-like facilities).
In addition to serving as a research platform, PlanetLab is also being used by courses that give students first-hand experience with broad-coverage services. The following links point to course web pages for classes and seminars that have used PlanetLab. If you have a course page that you would like to have included on this list, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Pittsburgh
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign