Presentation on theme: "PlanetLab Workshop May 12, 2006. Incentives Private PLs are happening… What direction for “public” PL? –Growth? Distributing ops? Incentives to move in."— Presentation transcript:
PlanetLab Workshop May 12, 2006
Incentives Private PLs are happening… What direction for “public” PL? –Growth? Distributing ops? Incentives to move in that direction –E.g., give private PLs a good reason to pool resources with the public PL A good incentive model gives everyone something they want
Risk: Fragmentation Fragmentation of development –Private PLs have incentive to not stray far from PLC’s distribution? –Better communication from PLC –How to contribute to PLC distribution Fragmentation of user experience –“Full federation” (PLE, PLJ) Stork, CoMon, etc. – indistiguishable from PLC –Does public PL support other types of federation? Costs vs. benefits, for users and PLC
Summary Why federation? –Engine of evolution for public PL –Research problems –Longer term: influence GENI PlanetLab is… –A testbed –A community –… An experiment!
Agenda Code base walkthrough Wish list Breakout groups –Whatever interests people –11:30: Group reports (a slide or two)
Wish List Port reservations on PlanetLab (Justin) MyPLC build from source (Mark) Concrete roadmap for federation (Timur, Larry, Aki) –Low risk, low divergence of code/policies Model for distributed support (Elliot) Documentation –Community contributes to Wiki (everyone) Each Private PL effort, why they’re using PPL, why/if federate? –QA framework (Mark) –Training materials (log in, slice expiration, exercises) (Elliot) –Best practices for PlanetLab use (don’t compile, use Emulab) –MyPLC upgrade process Testing for MyPLC –Looking to community to contribute tests
Wish List 2 Involvement in federation spec/impl (Emulab) Communication about API changes? –Federation spec soon, minimal changes PL v4: Get rid of legacy code, move on –PLC runs MyPLC, upgrade servers –Does it involve a reinstall? –“What does a reinstall buy PLC/our users?” Incentives discussion on Federation mailing list (Mike, Justin)
Breakout Groups Clusters (Marc) Federation roadmap (Aaron) MyPLC (Mark) Back at 11:30 for group reports
Federation How to support discussion of resource allocation/policies in the future? Technically things under control –Mechanisms ready by summer Use federation mailing list to figure out what policies people want What about more restrictive AUPs?
PLC vs. private PLs What role does PLC play? –Transition to role as an official software vendor –Users of MyPLC become customers Give feedback, define features, develop code Separate developers and users of PLC software PLC probably won’t use MyPLC –Public PL will always lag private PLs What’s right model for roles? –MySQL, FreeBSD, Linux, …
Clusters How PL benefits clusters? PL will release MyPLC+ROCKS soon –Community will run performance tests to ensure that costs are minimal, user transparency tests What else can we fix through virtualization? –Broken jobs leave behind SysV IPC keys that prevent future jobs running; Vserver fixes –Build a “slice scheduler” to run each job in a slice, remove it after the job is done Give each slice its own IP address, make it look like you really own a machine Discussion of clusters on Federation list?