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The Seattle testbed allows students to easily do assignments that span thousands of real machines all around the Internet. Seattle has been used in 11 classes in the past 18 months and has a rich set of resources provided by the community of students and educators who are using it.

The Internet is a large and complex collection of machines. Learning Internet protocols and network characteristics is a challenge for students in part due to the diversity of Internet devices. Seattle makes learning about the Internet easy by providing students with a simple to learn Python-based language and a tool-rich environment that simplifies distributed deployment and monitoring of programs running across Internet hosts. Seattle can help instructors augment lectures with real-world, hands-on assignments across thousands of computers. As of May 2010, Seattle has been used in 11 classes at universities around the world. The Seattle team is dedicated to helping instructors get started with using Seattle in the classroom.

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17.02.2013 - 00:42  

Justin Cappos

How to get started...

I just now noticed a message on the SIGCOMM Educational Portal asking for information about how to use Seattle. I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

For general questions, this site has a high level picture of the platform: ( Note: these links will change to quite soon... )

Linked from there are tutorials:

And also pre-created educational modules that are easy to adopt:

Unlike PlanetLab and other testbeds, Seattle is really easy to get started with. You can register for an account on our clearinghouse ( sites) ) and literally be deploying your code within minutes. It also makes your life as an instructor easier because your don't have to manage slices for your students.

Anyways, I just wanted to give some more general information. Definitely email me if you have any questions!

Thanks, Justin

03.12.2011 - 22:25  


Re: who to contact

Contact for more information.

05.11.2011 - 18:19  

Abdulhalim Dandoush

Seattle vs. planet-lab testbed

Hello, I used before the PlanetLab Platform to test a p2p storage protocol in soem real conditions for research objectives. However, I'm now an instructor and I'd like to use Seattle for teaching objectives. who do I contact to get started? Thanks in advance

Abdulhalim Dandoush

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