VSCSE - Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Louisiana State University, Center for Computation & Technology, Baton Rouge, LA

Michigan State University, Institute for Cyber Enabled Research, East Lansing, MI

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Science Cloud Summer School

July 30 – August 3, 2012

The Science Cloud Summer School targets education and training of graduate students and the fostering of a community around a topic that has increasing interest and relevance: the use of cloud computing technologies in science - including infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Because cloud computing systems and technologies provide a considerable departure from traditional models and evolve at a rapid pace, this event would provide a basis for students to immerse in a focused, intensive curriculum to learn fundamentals and experiment with these technologies in practice. We will cover topics of interest to students with both application and computer science focus.


  • Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University


Java and HPC experience will be beneficial


The Science Cloud Summer School curriculum will cover both technology (computer science) and use of clouds (informatics, computational science).

Coursework will include:

  • Introductory Session and Panels
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • MapReduce and other cloud platforms (NOSQL) and data-intensive Applications
  • Commercial Environments
  • Clouds and Cyberinfrastructure
  • Education and Clouds
  • Advanced Iaas and FutureGrid Technologies
  • Applications
  • Advanced Topics

Lab Sessions will be on commercial systems and FutureGrid.

NOTE: Students are required to provide their own laptops.