This page contains some details about how to use the SHRIMP system. You can run applications on either the actual SHRIMP system, which uses the network interface boards to connect nodes, or an simulator, which uses TCP sockets. They are discussed individually in the following.

The SHRIMP setup may change over time. If you discover that this page contains out-of-date information, please send mail to

There is a mailing list for people interested in using the SHRIMP systems. To join, send mail to, containing the line "subscribe shrimp-sys".

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