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Project Number


Project Title

Understanding Federation
a.k.a. PLFED

Technical Contacts

PI: Larry Peterson, Princeton University
Serge Fdida, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Timur Friedman, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Akihiro Nakao, University of Tokyo

Participating Organizations

Department of Computer Science
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
Paris, France

[Http:// Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies]
University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas


This effort will integrate PlanetLab (PLC), PlanetLab Europe (PLE), PlanetLab Japan (PLJ)-along with other testbeds in Korea, Brazil, Europe, Japan, and the US-into an international federated research infrastructure. We will deploy and use the federation mechanisms developed as part of the PlanetLab cluster currently funded by the GPO, and focus our attention on the policy issues that arise when autonomous organizations federate their networks together. Funding is requested for Princeton (the prime) along with Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) and the University of Tokyo (subcontractors), which will drive the effort, but multiple testbeds will be federated with the support of this proposal. The effort will focus on resolving the policy issues related to federation-Princeton, UPMC, and the University of Tokyo already have funding to perform the necessary engineering work to build the mechanisms required by federation.

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(PLFED: S2.a demo federated slice)?
MilestoneDate(PLFED: S2.b demo policy engine federated slice)?
MilestoneDate(PLFED: S2.c demo hierarchical peering)?
MilestoneDate(PLFED: S2.d demo gui)?

MilestoneDate(PLFED: S3.a Report on federation experiences thus far)?
MilestoneDate(PLFED: S3.b Access policy for VICCI)?
MilestoneDate(PLFED: S3.c Clearinghouse GUI live on PLC Web site)?

Project Technical Documents

Quarterly Status Reports

2Q2010 report (Combined report for PlanetLab and PLfed projects)

Spiral 2 Connectivity

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