April 25-29, 2016

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Scientific Community Clouds: Five Directors of Community Clouds Responsible for a Quarter Million Cores Worldwide

A must see panel for CEOs & CIOs: The largest community-driven clouds on the planet? Scientific cloud computing for collaborative research: governments in the EU (Horizon2020), USA (NSF), Taiwan (UniCloud Taiwan), France (Iana-GRID.5000) and Australia (NCRIS-NeCTAR) have made significant multi-million dollar investments in the creation of community driven scientific clouds. The infrastructure being used to operate these clouds is OpenStack. The purpose of this panel is to bring together key stakeholders and computation center decision makers from the research community to: a.) surface unmet needs, b.) identify current and near-term solution, and c.) explore the scope for how science communities can identify gaps for future cloud development.

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Tuesday, April 26, 3:40pm-4:20pm
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Head of Research Computing Services, Cambridge Uni
Dr Paul Calleja, Director HPC Cambridge Paul has over 20 years experience in HPC starting as an HPC user developing and using HPC molecular modelling codes, then as an HPC vendor designing and implementing over 200 commercial HPC systems. Paul is now centre director for one of the largest University HPC centres in the UK. He was founder and inaugural chair of the UK HPC-SIG and currently drives... FULL PROFILE
UTSA Open Cloud Institute (OCI)
Paul Rad (High performance Cloud Group Chair at Cloud Advisory Council) received his first B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology in Computer Engineering in 1994. He received his master in computer science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 1999. Currently, he is the Chief Research Officer and Assistant Director of Open Cloud... FULL PROFILE
NeCTAR Research Cloud
Lyle is the Deputy Director overseeing the NeCTAR program of research cloud operations and development projects. His role involves working across the Australian research cloud partners to aid in the governance, coordination and management of a program to increase operations and improve the NeCTAR cloud. An important aspect of this role is engaging with Australia’s technical leadership... FULL PROFILE
Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe. His team is running the CERN OpenStack... FULL PROFILE