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Cloud Computing Research Reading Seminar

Instructor Roy Campbell, Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm CST, Rm 3124 Siebel,  On-line https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/login/user

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The Cloud Computing Reading Group is a weekly seminar for discussing research papers, emerging problems, interesting issues in cloud computing and cloud security and cloud reliability. Any graduate-level students interested in these topics are welcome to join. Please read Course PoliciesInstructions for Voting and Adding a Paper, and Instructions for Editing Web Space.  Some basic introductory and further reading material will be found in Introductory Cloud Computing Papers .

A shortcut to vote or add a paper is http://www.citeulike.org/group/15533/library.
Please sign up to be a moderator, a pro discussion leader or a cons discussion leader for an interesting paper in the signup sheet and timetable page below Sign up and Timetable Page.
We will divide the semester into topical sections: security/networking/architecture/applications….; each section will review cloud papers.


Each student will be a moderator a pro and a con discussion leader for at least 3 different papers.

Grading will be S or U depending on participation in the reading group. (You may miss one or two meetings with permissions only!!! Email rhc@illinois.edu for permission. )
You must do each of the three activities: moderation, pro or con presentor for full credit.


Please note that we also post cloud computing project ideas that come up during discussions, in case you're looking for project ideas for a thesis, etc.

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Cloud Definition (NIST)

Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics (On-demand self-service, Broad network access, Resource pooling, Rapid elasticity, Measured Service); three service models (Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS), Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)); and, four deployment models (Private cloud, Community cloud, Public cloud, Hybrid cloud). Key enabling technologies include: (1) fast wide-area networks, (2) powerful, inexpensive server computers, and (3) high-performance virtualization for commodity hardware.

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