University of Information Technology

Design and Concepts for Building a Modern Computing System (Capstone Project)

Course Description

This course provides the students with the ability to carry out the basic infrastructure with a view to developing appropriate investigation strategies in the light of emerging digital technologies and to come out of a creative idea for preparing in their further studies. In this course, two parts: implementing a modern high-performance computing system as a group project and writing a proposal. Regarding the project, a detailed elementary knowledge of setting up the basic computing infrastructure, system design and concepts are provided. The implementation of cloud infrastructure is based on the open-source cloud computing software such as cloudstack, ONTAP, NetApp, VMware, … and simulator or emulator. In writing a proposal, the basic guidelines and a paper template are provided. Based on each student’s interest, a degree term paper must be submitted in a specific time.

The aims of this course are:

  • To explain about the basic requirements for setting up an infrastructure.
  • To have the experience in the implementation of infrastructure by teamwork.
  • To discuss about how to write a proposal.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • set up a modern computing infrastructure such as cloud infrastructure.
  • write a proposal or degree term paper.

Text and References Books


  1. Cluster Data ONTAP Administration
  2. VMware Integrated OpenStack 2.0
  3. Cisco UCS Architecture

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation 10 Marks 10%
Discussion/Project/Presentation 60 Marks 60%
Degree Term Paper 30 Marks 30%