Course: Fall 2014 P434 Distributed Systems Undergraduate Course

Project ID
FG-453
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Education
Completed
Abstract
  Fall 2014 CSCI-P434 is a course for young computer scientists working in the field of software and systems. It is offered to a class of 34 undergraduate 31 students and two AIs covering core Computer Science distributed systems curricula (http://salsahpc.indiana.edu/csci-p434-fall-2014/). Distributed systems form a rapidly changing field of computer science. We study
the evolutional changes in computing landscape characterized by parallel, distributed, and cloud computing systems. We use FutureGrid testbed to build our prototype systems and have an in-depth study the essential issues in practice such as scalability, performance, availability, security, energy-efficiency, and workload balancing.
Use of FutureSystems
Hope to let students create and use a few VMs each in an OpenStack environment.
Scale of Use
There will be approximately 40 students which will need to create a few small VMs, totalling no more than 8 vCPUs per student.