Course: Data Center Scale Computing

Project Details

Project Lead
Dirk Grunwald 
Project Manager
Dirk Grunwald 
Project Members
Eric Goodman, Sears Merritt  
Supporting Experts
Gregor von Laszewski  
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Computer Science  
Computer Science (401) 
11.01 Computer and Information Sciences, General 


This project is for a seminar class being taught on "Data Center Scale Computing" at the University of Colorado, Boulder in Fall 2012.

Intellectual Merit

The goal of this class is to provide an undegraduate / graduate "pragmatics" class on data center scale computing. Students will be using their own resources for many parts of the class, but the goal is to have students construct scalable applications using an EC2 compatible cloud system (such as OpenStack) and develop a Hadoop/Solr/Mahout based application.

Broader Impacts

The class will directly teach undergraduate students, masters level and PhD level students in a variety of disciplines about the technologies needed to harness "bid data" computing.

Scale of Use

I believe this will be a few VM's for relatively short durations -- primarily software development.


Results are not known at this time.