Cloud Computing Class


This is for a Cloud Computing Class, where students can realize what is Cloud Computing in real. In the first part of the course, they will explore Eucalyptus/Nimbus/OpenStack in order to understand the "basic steps" for each cloud computing platform. In the second part of the course, they will set up a Hadoop cluster and try out various scheduling strategies.

Intellectual Merit

The students will be involved in a realistic scenario where they will face problem concerning configuration, monitoring and management of a Cloud. The objective is to provide a hands-on experience

Broader Impact

The intent of this it is also to figure out which is the best way to teach and to practice with cloud computing. This could also promote interest in research in cloud computing in the institution and give us an idea about how to set up a cloud lab.

Use of FutureGrid

We will use FutureGrid as a testbed to start-up/shut-down instances with various services and set up a Hadoop cluster. Further, we would like to install Spark.

Scale Of Use

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


Jayalakshmi Doddamane
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology


1 week 6 days ago