Teaching topics related to Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is most effective when students have opportunities for hands-on learning. Participation and pedagogic challenges stem from the need to provide students with access to CI platforms, and to expose students to a variety of different learning scenarios. By using simulation, a software artifact that mimics real-world executions, these challenges are obviated as the only requirement is that students have access to a computer and as simulated executions can target arbitrary hardware and software stack configurations.
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- Casanova, H., Ferreira da Silva, R., Tanaka, R., Pandey, S., Jethwani, G., Koch, W., Albrecht, S., Oeth, J., & Suter, F. (2020). Developing Accurate and Scalable Simulators of Production Workflow Management Systems with WRENCH. Future Generation Computer Systems, 112, 162–175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2020.05.030 (Funding Acknowledgments: NSF 1642335, NSF 1923539)