There has been a lot of discussion recently in regard to a security vulnerability in a version of OpenSSL, commonly known as the “Heartbleed Bug.”
PlanetLab Europe web services have been updated with the latest, fixed, version of OpenSSL, while nodes don’t expose services affected by the Heartbleed bug.
PlanetLab Europe is the European portion of the publicly available PlanetLab testbed, a global facility for the deployment of new network services.
Since 2008, hundreds researchers at top academic institutions and industrial research labs have tested their experimental technologies on PlanetLab Europe, including: distributed storage, network mapping, peer-to-peer systems, distributed hash tables, and query processing.
As of February 2013, PlanetLab Europe consists of 349 nodes at 156 sites (latest figures here).
Through federation with other testbeds, PlanetLab Europe users have access to varied resources on over a thousand nodes located at more than 500 sites worldwide, as shown on the map, above. For further details of federated testbeds and shared resources available to PlanetLab Europe users, see our global resource overview page.