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This report describes the Supercharged Planetlab Platform (SPP), a system designed as a prototype of an internet-scale overlay hosting platform. Overlay networks have become an important vehicle for delivering Internet applications. Overlay network nodes are typically implemented using general purpose servers or clusters. The SPP offers a more integrated architecture, combining general-purpose servers with high performance Network Processor (NP) subsystems. SPP nodes have recently been deployed as part of the Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) and are available for use by research users.
Turner, Jonathan; Crowley, Patrick; DeHart, John; Haitjema, Mart; Kuhns, Fred Kuhns; Patney, Ritun; Wilson, Michael; Wiseman, Charlie; and Zar, David, "Supercharged PlanetLab Platform Architecture" Report Number: wucse-2009-78 (2009). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.