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Seattle: A Platform for Educational Cloud Computing Justin Cappos Ivan Beschastnikh Arvind Krishnamurthy Tom Anderson
 

Summary: Seattle: A Platform for Educational Cloud Computing
Justin Cappos Ivan Beschastnikh Arvind Krishnamurthy Tom Anderson
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105, U.S.A.
{justinc, ivan, arvind, tom}@cs.washington.edu
ABSTRACT
Cloud computing is rapidly increasing in popularity. Com-
panies such as RedHat, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and
IBM are increasingly funding cloud computing infrastruc-
ture and research, making it important for students to gain
the necessary skills to work with cloud-based resources. This
paper presents a free, educational research platform called
Seattle that is community-driven, a common denominator
for diverse platform types, and is broadly deployed.
Seattle is community-driven -- universities donate avail-
able compute resources on multi-user machines to the plat-
form. These donations can come from systems with a wide
variety of operating systems and architectures, removing the
need for a dedicated infrastructure.
Seattle is also surprisingly flexible and supports a variety

  

Source: Anderson, Tom - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle
Krishnamurthy, Arvind - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington at Seattle

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences