Course: EEL-5934 Principle of Computer Systems Design Fall-13 Class Projects

Project Details

Project Lead
Renato Figueiredo 
Project Manager
Renato Figueiredo 
Project Members
Sivaram Muthusubramanian  
Institution
University of Florida, Electrical and Computer Engineering  
Discipline
Computer Science (401) 
Subdiscipline
11.01 Computer and Information Sciences, General 

Abstract

This project provides a platform for testing and evaluation of end-of-semester student group projects on the design and evaluation of distributed file systems and overlay networks. It is anticipated that 2-10 group projects will use FutureGrid. Students will use virtual machines deployed through IaaS; resource requirements consist of a handful of VMs per group.

Intellectual Merit

This project provides students at the University of Florida with a realistic cloud testbed where they can experiment and evaluate designs that have been conceived as part of the class project. Students will be able to experiment with dynamically provisioned object storage software stacks (memcached) and overlay networks in order to test the functionality and evaluate performance of their designs.

Broader Impacts

The project provides hands-on opportunities for education and training on virtualized computer systems to graduate students enrolled in the course.

Scale of Use

Few VMs (order of 10-20 concurrent instances when testing/experiments are taking place). The class project ends second week of December.