First Workshop on Real, Large Distributed Systems Abstract
Design Considerations for Information Planes
Joseph M. Hellerstein,
Petros Maniatis, and
Timothy Roscoe, Intel Research, Berkeley
The concept of an information plane has emerged recently as
an important part of large, decentralized systems that aspire to be
self-managing, ranging from PlanetLab to the Internet itself. In this
paper we describe what an information plane is, and report our
experiences in developing and deploying an information plane for the PlanetLab
platform using the PIER distributed relational query processor. We
recount the lessons we have learned from the experience, and the
additional directions we intend to explore in the PHI project, which
aims at providing an information plane that can grow to serve a
significant portion of the Internet.
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