As part of an ongoing commitment to education FutureGrid announces prototypes of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) designed for use in class or as out of class supplemental material for courses covering HPC, Grid, and Cloud Computing.
Currently two FutureGrid MOOCs are available.
The Intro to FutureGrid MOOC, divided into six units, covers core capabilities: setting up a portal account and project; using non virtualized HPC nodes; and explores two approaches to virtual machines: using OpenStack Grizzly release and using the Eucalyptus system. Instructors for the Intro to FutureGrid MOOC are FutureGrid PI Geoffrey Fox and FutureGrid Software Architect Gregor von Laszewski.
In addition FutureGrid MOOCs will cover advanced topics. We begin with FutureGrid TEOS Team Leader Renato J. Figueiredo’s IP-over-P2P (IPOP) MOOC: Network Virtualization in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud Computing. The IPOP MOOC has twelve units of instruction. Students who take this MOOC will learn about the role of virtual networks in IaaS, the key abstractions and techniques used to implement them, challenges and techniques applied to network virtualization across multiple IaaS clouds, and will learn about the architecture and usage of the open-source IPOP virtual network through hands-on exercises.
Further MOOC components are under development and will be available in the coming months. Comments and suggestions are welcome.