DSL-Lab: a Low-power Lightweight Platform to Experiment on Domestic Broadband Internet

Gilles Fedak 1 Jean-Patrick Gelas 2 Thomas Hérault 3 Victor Iniesta 3 Derrick Kondo 4 Laurent Lefèvre 2 Paul Malecot 3 Lucas Nussbaum 5 Ala Rezmerita 3 Olivier Richard 4
1 GRAAL - Algorithms and Scheduling for Distributed Heterogeneous Platforms
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
2 RESO - Protocols and softwares for very high-performance network
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
3 GRAND-LARGE - Global parallel and distributed computing
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, LIFL - Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale de Lille, LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
4 MESCAL - Middleware efficiently scalable
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
5 ALGORILLE - Algorithms for the Grid
INRIA Lorraine, LORIA - Laboratoire Lorrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications
Abstract : This article presents the design and building of DSL-Lab, a platform to experiment on distributed computing over broadband domestic Internet. Experimental platforms such as PlanetLab and Grid'5000 are promising methodological approaches to study distributed systems. However, both platforms focus on high-end service and network deployments only available on a restricted part of the Internet, leaving aside the possibility for researchers to experiment in conditions close to what is usually available with domestic connection to the Internet. DSL-Lab is a complementary approach to PlanetLab and Grid'5000 to experiment with distributed computing in an environment closer to how Internet appears, when applications are run on end-user PCs. DSL-Lab is a set of 40 low-power and low-noise nodes, which are hosted by participants, using the participants' xDSL or cable access to the Internet. The objective is to provide a validation and experimentation platform for new protocols, services, simulators and emulators for these systems. In this paper, we report on the software design (security, resources allocation, power management) as well as on the first experiments achieved.
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Gilles Fedak, Jean-Patrick Gelas, Thomas Hérault, Victor Iniesta, Derrick Kondo, et al.. DSL-Lab: a Low-power Lightweight Platform to Experiment on Domestic Broadband Internet. 9th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (ISPDC'2010), Jul 2010, Istanbul, Turkey. ⟨inria-00502888⟩



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