Princeton University
Computer Science Department

Computer Science 597B
Ad.Top.CS: Planetary-Scale Services

Larry Peterson

Fall 2003

General Information

Course Summary

This class covers recent research in widely-distributed network services, with a focus on infrastructure services; e.g., resource and topology discovery, decentralized resource allocation, anomaly detection, and network monitoring. The first half of the semester will involve lectures and reading papers from the literature. The second half will be devoted to group programming projects running on PlanetLab. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to register. This class will meet jointly with CS597C.

Administrative Information

Lectures: MW 1:30-2:50, Room: 402

Professor: Larry Peterson - 219 CS Building - 258-6077

Graduate Coordinator: Melissa Lawson - 310 CS Building - 258-5387


September 15: Overview (paper, notes)
September 22: Architecture (paper, notes)
September 29: Routing Underlay (paper notes)
October 6: Monitoring Services (paper notes)
October 13: Software Distribution
October 24: Resource Allocation (paper notes)