Workshop on Cloud Computing
Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology on 7th January, 2012 conducted a workshop for the computer science engineering students on “Cloud Computing” in which Fr. John Rose, Deputy Director of Xavier Institute of Engineering, Mumbai, took part as a resource person.
Interacting with the students Mr. Rose said that cloud computing was a technology that used the internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications.
“Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without installation. It also enables the customers to access their personal files at any computer with internet access. This technology allows much more efficient computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth.
He said that cloud computing described a new supplement, consumption and delivery model for IT services based on internet protocols.
“The applications of cloud computing are practically limitless.
With the right middleware, a cloud computing system could execute all the programmes a normal computer could do”.
He also discussed how professionals can work from any computing device as long as they had the access to the web.
Prof. Ronald Bhuleskar from Santa Clara University, California, spoke on topic – DaaS ( Database as a Service ) for the benefit of the students.
“DaaS is based on the concept that the product data in this case can be provided on demand to the user regardless of geographic or organisations separation of provider and consumer”.
In the afternoon session, Fr. John Rose showed how to prepare Model server and its usage in engineering institutes and how IIT was using Model for academic purposes and creating virtual classrooms.
Rev. Fr. S. Melchior, Assistant Director, Fr. J. Thainese, Director, and M. Tanooj Kumar, Head of the Department, CSE, were present.
Loyola College mulls top class swimming pool on its campus
The management of Andhra Loyola College is working on a project to construct a top class swimming pool on its campus and make it available to whoever is interested. The modalities of implementing the project and leasing it to an outside resourceful agency are being worked out.
In all likelihood, the swimming pool will come up on the Government Polytechnic College side of the sprawling campus of ALC.
This will enable the public to have direct access to the pool without having to come through the college main gate.
The swimming pool is expected to be maintained along the lines of the already developed tennis courts, which were handed over to a private agency for maintenance.
The strong view of the management is that the funds promised by MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, an alumnus of the college, should be effectively used for developing a pool of highest standards that will be useful for the public in the neighbouring colonies and localities.
It is learnt that ALC Rector A. Stanley, Principal Francis Xavier, Vice – Principal Rex Angelo and Administrative Officer Mathew Srirangam are working on how to ground the project as early as possible and make it operational.
The aim of the college management is to develop a commercially viable and effectively useful pool for the people of the area.
This means that just as the tennis courts have been thrown open for use on payment basis by the interested people, the swimming pool is also likely to be operated.
The management perceives a huge demand for such a facility.
Moreover, the ALC management has at its disposal a huge extent of land in the heart of the city and there are two walking tracks that are very useful for the walkers from the surrounding localities.
Along the compound wall between Dr. Ramesh Cardiac Hospital and the Andhra Loyola Institute of Engineering and Technology ( ALIET ), there is quite a bit of unused land that is expected to be earmarked for development of swimming pool.