Session Format

Workshop (45 minutes)

Location

Room 1909

Abstract for the conference program

This workshop uses hands-on exercises to show participants how "the cloud" can be an effective and cost-saving platform for student laboratory exercises. Participants will learn how to create their own virtual computer on Amazon's cloud platform, then use the server to 1) publish their own web site and 2) run a short molecular modeling simulation using the PSI4 software, all in just a few minutes. We will also show participants how to find and decipher cloud platform pricing models, for a better idea of how much cloud computing will cost instructors and/or their students.

Note: An Amazon's AWS free tier account (http://aws.amazon.com/free/) will be required to participate in the workshop. The workshop will only use free tier services, so attendees will not incur any costs for participating. We strongly recommend you sign up a few days prior to the workshop. Amazon AWS does not typically have instant approval for new customers.

Proposal Track

Research Project

Start Date

3-6-2015 9:15 AM

End Date

3-6-2015 10:00 AM

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Mar 6th, 9:15 AM Mar 6th, 10:00 AM

How to Conduct Cloud-Based Student Labs in Your Classroom

Room 1909

This workshop uses hands-on exercises to show participants how "the cloud" can be an effective and cost-saving platform for student laboratory exercises. Participants will learn how to create their own virtual computer on Amazon's cloud platform, then use the server to 1) publish their own web site and 2) run a short molecular modeling simulation using the PSI4 software, all in just a few minutes. We will also show participants how to find and decipher cloud platform pricing models, for a better idea of how much cloud computing will cost instructors and/or their students.

Note: An Amazon's AWS free tier account (http://aws.amazon.com/free/) will be required to participate in the workshop. The workshop will only use free tier services, so attendees will not incur any costs for participating. We strongly recommend you sign up a few days prior to the workshop. Amazon AWS does not typically have instant approval for new customers.