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Overview

FutureGrid has a set of MOOC's that cover core capabilities and various advanced capabilities and tools. In core capabilities we have an introduction to FutureGrid and a presentation that gives more detail. These presentations are divided into separate lessons. Then we offer MOOC's on core capabilities: setting up a portal account and project; using non virtualized HPC nodes. Then we have two approaches to virtual machines: using OpenStack Grizzly release and using the Eucalyptus system. The advanced topics currently cover IP-over-P2P (IPOP) technology but more topics will be added.

Prerequisites

  • Internet Access
  • Web browser
  • Need for using FutureGrid Resources

FAQ

Q: Is there written material about this?
A: See sections Project and Account Management and Using SSH Keys

Instructors

Geoffrey Fox
Geoffrey Fox received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University and is now Professor of Informatics and Computing as well as Physics at Indiana University, where he is director of the Digital Science Center and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at the School of Informatics and Computing. He previously held positions at Caltech, Syracuse University and Florida State University. He has published around 1,000 papers in Physics and Computer Science, supervised the PhD candidacies of 62 students, and received an h-index of 63 along with over 21000 citations. Professor Fox currently works in applying Computer Science to Bioinformatics, Sensor Clouds, Earthquake and Ice-sheet Science, and Particle Physics. He is principal investigator of FutureGrid – a facility to enable development of new approaches to computing. He is involved in several projects, including the eHumanity portal, to enhance the capability of Minority Serving Institutions. A Fellow of APS and ACM, he has experience in online education and its use in MOOCs for areas like Data and Computational Science.
Gregor von Laszewski
Gregor von Laszewski is the Assistant Director of CGL and DSC in the Pervasive Technology Institute and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Indiana University in the Computer Science department. He is currently conducting research in Cloud computing as part of the FutureGrid project in which he also serves as software architect. He held a position at Argonne National Laboratory from Nov. 1996 – Aug. 2009 where he was last a scientist and a fellow of the Computation Institute at University of Chicago and initiated and lead the Java CoG Kit efforts. He received a Masters Degree in 1990 from the University of Bonn, Germany, and a Ph.D. in 1996 from Syracuse University in computer science. Current research interests are in the areas of Cloud computing. His Web page is located at http://gregor.cyberaide.org. To contact me please send mail tolaszewski@gmail.com.