Course: Cloud Computing Class - fourth edition


This is the fourth edition of the Cloud Computing Class, where students can realize what is Cloud Computing in real. In the first part of the course, they will play with Eucalyptus/Nimbus/OpenStack in order to understand the "basic steps" for each cloud computing platform. In the second part of the course, they will play with open source projects (Munin, Pound, Chef, Ganglia, Puppet, BoxGrinder... just to name a few) in order to interact/interface with the Cloud. The last part of the course will involve the boto library and the usage of CloudTUI tools.

Intellectual Merit

The students will be involved in a realistic scenario where they will face problem concerning configuration, monitoring and management of a Cloud.

Broader Impact

All materials and all results will be published in the class web page ( All documents/results will be proposed as "open source" materials (that is editable/improved from everyone). The intent of this it is also to figure out which is the best way to teach and to practice with cloud computing.

Use of FutureGrid

We will use FutureGrid as a testbed to start-up/shut-down instances with various services. We would also try to interface FutureGrid with some of the open source software designed to configure/manage/monitor a Cloud computing platform (as mentioned before).

Scale Of Use

The resources involved in our class are few physical machines (less than 50). The class is serving 16 students.



Massimo Canonico
University of Piemonte Orientale

Project Members

Alessandro Mereu
Andrea Lombardo
Andrea Moio
Elia Callegari
Fabio Amato
Gabriele Barberis
Lorenzo Trova
Marco Paoletti
Marina Sabetta
Paolo Bonanno
Paolo Grosso
Stefano Comba
Stefano Mondino
vito pizzolato


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