[Planetlab-users] node availability benchmarks
Sean C. Rhea
srhea at cs.berkeley.edu
Fri Jun 18 13:37:40 EDT 2004
On Jun 18, 2004, at 6:43 AM, Larry Peterson wrote:
> In this context, it's worth noting that we've recently
> seen numbers posted to this mailing list ranging from around 200 to
> nearly 300. Why
> the wide range?
I'm pretty sure that most of us running DHTs are not using the
Internet2-only nodes, as DHTs tend to assume connectivity is
transitive. With that restriction, I'm seeing around 235 reachable
hosts, about 210 of which seem to run OpenHash well at any given time.
> What I don't have a good handle on is the extent to which users are
> able to
> successfully work around the churn that happens on PlanetLab. Insights
> on this
> point would be helpful.
Node reboots aren't a bid deal for OpenHash, since it stores state on
disk. They cause a little data movement as the DHT reacts to a
perceived loss of redundancy, but as soon as a node comes back up, that
movement stops. Nodes that go away and never come back are much more
of a problem.
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