PDL Abstract

PRObE: A Thousand-Node Experimental Cluster for Computer Systems Research

USENIX ;login:, v 38, n 3, June 2013.

Garth A. Gibson, Gary Grider*, Andree Jacobson**, Wyatt Lloyd^

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

*Los Alamos National Laboratory
**New Mexico Consortium
^Princeton University

If you have ever aspired to create a software system that can harness a thousand computers and perform some impressive feat, you know the dismal prospects of finding such a cluster ready and waiting for you to make magic with it. Today, however, if you are a systems researcher and your promised feat is impressive enough, there is such a resource available online: PRObE. This article is an introduction to and call for proposals for use of the PRObE facilities.