Course: Distributed Scientific Computing Class

Project Details

Project Lead
Shantenu Jha 
Project Manager
Shantenu Jha 
Louisiana State University, Center for Computation & Technology  
Computer Science (401) 


The aim of the research project is to develop new programming models, evaluate existing methods for data-intensive applications as well as test/extend SAGA to cloud environments.

Intellectual Merit

This research will lead to novel programming models, applications and programming systems.

Broader Impacts

I am co-teaching a class on Scientific Computing with a focus on Distributed Scientific Computing

Scale of Use

multi-site simulations are required; many VMs for a class


FutureGrid supported a new class focusing on a practical and comprehensive graduate course preparing students for research involving scientific computing. Module E (Distributed Scientific Computing) taught by Shantenu Jha used FutureGrid in hands-on assignments on:

  • Introduction to the practice of distributed computing;
  • Cloud computing and master-worker pattern;
  • and Distributed application case studies.
  • Two papers were written about this course: ICCS and TG'11