M-Lab 2.0 Platform: Global Pilot Entry

For a while, we’ve been developing M-Lab 2.0 [1, 2]. This month, we are launching a global pilot for the new software stack. The changes include:

  • Stock Linux 4.19 LTS kernels with modern TCP and Cubic congestion control
  • Standard instrumentation for all experiments using tcp-info
  • Virtualization and container management using Kubernetes and Docker
  • Reimplementation of the NDT server

Read More

Modernizing the M-Lab Platform

When the M-Lab platform was initially launched in 2009, the software and operating system running on our servers used the best available boot management, virtualization, and kernel-level measurement instrumentation available. In the years since M-Lab’s initial launch, the state of system administration has improved dramatically. In 2017, the M-Lab team began work to upgrade the platform to adopt modern and flexible system administration components. This post provides a roadmap of that work.

Read More

Back to Top