M-Lab 2.0 Platform: Global Pilot Assessment
We deployed the new M-Lab platform to 1/3rd of the M-Lab fleet, and now we need to assess whether or not it is a performance regression, relative to the old platform. As long as we can be sure the performance of the new platform does not constitute a regression, then we can roll out the new platform and be confident that we have not made anything worse.
Inspiring Work of Broadband Advocates and Researchers at the Michigan Broadband Summit
The first annual Michigan Broadband Summit was held on Sept. 24, 2019, sponsored by the MERIT research and education network, and it was my pleasure to attend on behalf of M-Lab. The gathering was an opportunity to learn more about the amazing work that MERIT, industry, municipalities, cooperatives, school districts and others are doing to improve internet access and service quality in Michigan. I came away inspired by every conversation and presentation, with the keynote from Francella Ochillo from Next Century Cities, and the MERIT team’s presentation of the Moonshot framework being particularly moving.
NDT Dataset - 2 Billion Rows and Growing
While we’ve been hard at work this year on the M-Lab 2.0 Platform Upgrade and Global Pilot, the number of people all over the world runing NDT tests has continued to grow. We collected 2 billion total NDT results between 2009-01-01 and the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, and we are on track to add 500 million just from April through September of this year! We now regularly exceed 3 million NDT tests per day, compared with 2.4 million per day at the end of the first quarter of 2019, 1 million per day two years ago, and 50k per day four years ago.