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IAP 2010 Activity

Using StarCluster: A Toolbox for Managing Amazon Elastic Compute Clouds
Justin Riley
Tue Jan 19, 11am-03:00pm, 14-0637
Tue Jan 26, 11am-01:00pm, 14-0637

Limited to 20 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: Attendees need an AWS account prior to class (see URL below)

StarCluster makes it easy to create a traditional computing cluster used in research labs or for general purpose parallel and distributed computing applications in the cloud. All that's needed to get started with your own computing cluster on EC2 is an Amazon AWS account and the StarCluster software.

In this two day course we'll discuss how the Software Tools for Academics and Researchers (STAR) group at MIT has used StarCluster in the classroom to teach parallel programming and materials science. Students will learn how to install and run StarCluster, and how to customize StarCluster with their own software tools and data. There will be one week between sessions for a homework assignment where students will be asked to use StarCluster to create their own computing cluster on Amazon EC2 tailored to their needs.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/stardev/cluster/iap2010/
Contact: Justin Riley, NE48-308, 324-9185, jtriley@mit.edu
Sponsor: Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
Latest update: 05-Jan-2010

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