| Carl Friedrich Gauß Faculty | Department of Computer Science

Praktikum Cloud Computing

SemesterWinter 2015/2016 [ Other terms: Winter 18/19 · Winter 17/18 · Winter 16/17 · Winter 14/15 · Winter 13/14 · Winter 12/13 ]
Module #INF-VS-042
ProgrammesBachelor Informatik, Bachelor Informations-Systemtechnik, Bachelor Wirtschaftsinformatik, Diplom Informatik, Master Informatik, Master Informations-Systemtechnik, Master Wirtschaftsinformatik
IBR GroupDS (Prof. Kapitza)
PhotoProf. Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza
+49 531 3913294
Room 135
PhotoBijun Li
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
+49 531 3913295
Room 117
Time & Place

Please refer to the schedule at bottom.


Basic knowledge in Java and a good understanding of distributed system.

Each participant needs a y-Account from GITZ.

CertificatesSuccessfully complete all tasks. Successfully participate in teamwork.

The purpose of this practical course is to enhance reliability and fault tolerance of Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud by implementing Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) into the platform.

To achieve the goal, it takes multiple steps:

  • have a study on target PaaS OpenShift 3 and BFT protocol;
  • build up simple applications with target PaaS;
  • integrate BFT into target PaaS as a built-in service;
  • attach the service to applications.

To decrease difficulty of development, participants are supposed to build up the platform on a cluster of machines in students' working station pool (Room 146). All participants will work in teams for each task therefore teamwork is considered important for grading.

As an initial task, participants will first learn OpenShift 3 and its components. As a a new version of PaaS product from Red Hat, it is featuring container engine Docker and cluster management tool Kubernetes to provide services. Following tasks could be to build simple applications in the platform, and to integrate BFT as build-in service for fault-tolerant applications. Actual tasks might vary according to the results of previous tasks.

Each task is supposed to be carried out in teams of 2-3 students. Teaching assistant will help to make decision on tasks in case of lack of own ideas.

Procedure: The practical course will start with an introduction to PaaS and OpenShift 3, with the plan and distribution of work packages. At weekly meeting, progress of each group will be discussed, in a form of presentation. There will be a short intermediate presentation and at the end a final presentation of the results including a demo.

Slides and Exercises for Praktikum Cloud Computing

The material is only available to registered attendees. In order to register, you need either an IBR account or a self-activated IBR-y-account. Afterwards you can login to this site (with the function at the top of this page).
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Kick-Off Meeting + Task 1
Task 2
Report: BFT-SMaRt
Report: OpenShift
Final Presentation
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04.11.2015, 10:00 UhrKick-off (preliminary) (IZ Room 105)
16.11.2015, 16:45 UhrBackground Knowledge Study (IZ Room 105)
23.11.2015, 16:45 UhrIntegration Experiment (IZ Room 105)
30.11.2015, 16:45 UhrExercise Report (IZ Room 105)
07.12.2015, 16:45 UhrExercise (cont'd) Report (IZ Room 105)
14.12.2015, 16:45 UhrExercise (cont'd) Report (IZ Room 105)
04.01.2016, 16:00 UhrExercise (cont'd) Report (IZ Room 105)
11.01.2016, 16:00 UhrExercise (cont'd) Report (IZ Room 105)
18.01.2016, 16:00 UhrExercise (cont'd) Report (IZ Room 105)
25.01.2016, 16:00 UhrExercise (cont'd) Report (IZ Room 105)

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