Science Cloud Summer School 2012

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.  

View videos for presentations from Science Cloud Summer School 2012.

Is there a Science Cloud School 2013?
Anonymous

Thanks for asking if there will be a Science Cloud School in 2013.  We are currently exploring possibilities for future trainings and will keep people posted as we know more.  

Meanwhile please enjoy videos from the Science Cloud Summer School 2012:  https://portal.futuregrid.org/gallery

VSCSE 2012 SalsaDPI Cloud Hadoop WordCount

Reproducible Environment for Scientific ApplicationsStephen Wu 

VSCSE 2012 SalsaDPI Cloud Twister WordCount

Reproducible Environment for Scientific ApplicationsStephen Wu 

VSCSE 2012 SalsaDPI Sandbox Hadoop WordCount

Reproducible Environment for Scientific ApplicationsStephen Wu 

VSCSE 2012 SalsaDPI Sandbox Twister WordCount

Reproducible Environment for Scientific ApplicationsStephen Wu 

Fugang Wang, Javier Diaz, and Koji Tanaka of FutureGrid gear up to support Science Cloud Summer School 2012 participants who choose to create their own projects on FutureGrid to continue their Science Cloud educational and research activities.

Fugang Wang, Javier Diaz, and Koji Tanaka of FutureGrid gear up to support Science Cloud Summer School 2012 participants who choose to create their own projects on FutureGrid to continue their Science Cloud educational and research activities.

We observed in some tutorials that a number of users had difficulties with putty on Windows. Although the instructions do work, we encountered that if they are not followed carefully users run into difficulties. If you like to us an alternative way, I strongly encourage that you look at:

https://portal.futuregrid.org/accessing-futuregrid-resources-ssh 

Here we describe a method of using cygwin in a prepackaged form that you download and just start. Than all interaction becomes much easier for you.

THANKS!

Thanks for being part of Science Cloud Summer School 2012.  

We look forward to connecting with you more in the future.