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ERIC Number: EJ861285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Project Blackbird: Deploying Condor in a Blackboard Environment
Hoover, Sam
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v32 n3 2009
Clemson University implemented Condor architecture on the Blackboard learning management system (LMS) application servers in order to gain higher throughput when processing Blackboard course archives. Condor has typically been used for high-throughput research computing, not applied to non-research problems involving long processing times. This creative leap--applying a research technology to an administrative/academic problem--occurred because Clemson broke down operational silos, enabling cross-disciplinary personnel to gain different perspectives. This article describes archiving Blackboard course data at Clemson, the implementation environment for Condor, and the broader significance to the campus community of breaking down operational silos. (Contains 5 figures.) ["Project Blackbird: Deploying Condor in a Blackboard Environment" was written with Katherine Dobrenen and Mary Trauner.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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