Course: University of Colorado Data Center Scale Computing

Project Details

Project Lead
Dirk Grunwald 
Project Manager
Dirk Grunwald 
Institution
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Computer Science  
Discipline
Computer Science (401) 

Abstract

This project is for students enrolled in CSCI 4830 & 7000 in Fall 2014 at the University of Colorado. Students learn about "data center scale" computing, meaning large scale distributed systems suitable for data-centric (rather than purely computational) computing. Using VM resources students will use Hadoop, Spark and related resources and also build a distributed application.

Intellectual Merit

This project (and related course) are designed to teach a new generation of computer science undergraduate & graduate students about distributed systems, cloud computing and data-centric computing. Students are not expected to produce new research (although they are required to complete a project).

Broader Impacts

This project (and related course) are designed to teach a new generation of computer science undergraduate & graduate students about distributed systems, cloud computing and data-centric computing. The class serves 20 undergraduate students and about 25 graduate students.

Scale of Use

Students will need to use a few VM's, primarily during the middle of the semester.