This course is a graduate level course that covers advanced topics in high performance, cluster, and grid computing in detail from a systems perspective. Topics covered in this course will focus on aspects of the design, implementation, and use of high performance storage systems progressively from the hardware layer through the operating system up to the application level. Topics will include: commodity hardware and novel architectural storage components; the architecture and use of parallel file systems, including PVFS2 and Lustre; reliability and scheduling; virtualization and fault tolerant strategies for Petascale computing; system architectures for data intensive computing and workflows; parallel I/O systems; and grid and cloud computing architectures. Experience in Linux systems administration is a prerequisite for this course.
Advanced Parallel Data Systems