Initial Publication Date: March 29, 2016


Contributed by Jacob Caswell, St. Olaf College, Richard Brown, St. Olaf College (

Remora offers a free, secure, scalable, and virtual cluster for students and instructors to explore principles of Parallel and Distributed Computing (PDC).

Remora is a virtual, application based cluster that runs entirely in user space and requires no installation. Because of this, Remora can easily convert an existing computer lab into a cluster which can be carried from class to class in the instructor's pocket.

PPP Characteristics

Languages Supported: Python, C++, C,
OS Compatibility: Windows, Linux
Physical Resource Support: , Local Cluster
Computational Model: Fully Distributed, Message Passing,

Context of Use

Remora offers students exposure to distributed computing at no cost and no risk.


Remora Alpha Download (as of 3/2/2016)

Remora Alpha


Remora System Developer Documentation

Remora User Documentation

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