Project Management

Computer Lab to Go: A "Cloud" Computing Implementation

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Executive Summary

This paper describes the experience with a pilot deployment of a virtual computer laboratory at a medium sized public university. The virtual computer laboratory pilot is a technology transfer of the virtual computer laboratory developed by North Carolina State University. The technology provides scalable, high performance computing resources requested through an internet browser and accessed through either a remote desktop connection or ssh client. This paper includes a brief review of virtualization, a review of instructional uses of virtualization, a description of "Cloud" computing, the North Carolina State University implementation history, the pilot experience and lessons learned.

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