2002 March - Berkeley meeting

PlanetLab was inaugurated at a meeting at the Intel Berkeley Lab in March 2002, with a number of participants from various US universities, plus some Intel people.

This page is an amalgamation of the original agenda, talks by the participants, and notes taken at the meeting. Apologies for any inaccuracies.


Introductory Discussion, Goals, Agenda:

Basic take from each of the players: each intitution gave a 10+5 minute presentation to cover the following questions:

  • What are the minimal requirements for the DTL?
  • What is your wish-list of capability?
  • What are the existing building-blocks you would incorporate?
  • What experiments, investigations, developments would you do
  • What do you see as the key stumbling blocks?
The presentations:

Architectural Sketch (a compilation of ideas)

Political and procedual issues



In no particular order:
  • Princeton University: Larry Peterson, Randy Wang
  • University of Utah: Jay Lepreau
  • University of Washinton: Tom Anderson, David Wetherall, Robert Grimm
  • Massachussetts Institute of Technology: Hari Balakrishnan, David Andersen, Alex Snoeren
  • University of California at Berkeley: Ion Stoica, Joseph Hellerstein, David Culler, John Kubiatowicz, Ben Zhao, Timothy Roscoe
  • ICSI Center for Internet Research: Scott Shenker, Sylvia Ratnasamy
  • Rice University: Peter Druschel
  • Duke University: Amin Vahdat (by phone)
  • Carnegie-Mellon University: Srini Seshan
  • Columbia University: Andrew Campbell
  • Intel Research: David Tennenhouse, Hans Mulder, Michael Condry, Abel Weinrib (phone), Milan Milenkovic

Original scribe notes