The semester-long project is an open-ended systems
research project. Project topics are of your choice but
should be related to cloud computing and data centers.
Projects should be done in groups of two include a systems building component.
Final Project Report
Papers must be written in LaTeX. Text should be
formatted in two columns on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper using
10 point fonts on 12 point (single-spaced) leading, and
1-inch margins. You should strongly consider using some
type of version control software (e.g., Subversion or Git)
for your project and the paper you write describing it.
Describe the problem you plan to solve, why it is novel/unique, what the challenges are to solve the problem
Provide detailed plan and milestones on the project
Midterm Project Report
Describe the detailed design for your project and what you have implemented/evaluated
Describe the remaining challenges, how you would address them, and your plan for the remaining time
Final Project Report
The same requirement as a workshop paper. No longer than 6 pages, EXCLUDING references.
If you need access to one or two computers for testing your
please contact us. For larger-scale tests, you should try
out one of
the following testbeds:
DeterLab is a
network emulation environment
at ISI. It provides racks of machines and programmable
switches that can be configured to form mostly-arbitrary
with controllable delay and loss between nodes. It's a
great way to test
real programs in repeatable conditions or at scales that you
can't get on
If you wish to use Emulab for your project, you should join
our class deterlab project.
PlanetLab is a
distributed collection of machines that can be used for
and measurements. It has around 600 nodes scattered over
about 350 sites.
The machines run something linux-ish that you can login to
run programs, and there exist a variety of utilities for
distributing software to the nodes, running programs, and so
You must sign up to use a PlanetLab account. Please only
sign up if
you're going to use the account, since it imposes some
overhead on people not involved with the course.
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