Barcelona, Spain
October 25-28, 2016

Event Details

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Smashing Particles, Revolutionizing Medicine and Exploring Origins of the Galaxy

Scientific research has been one of the biggest use cases for OpenStack since its inception. In this session, we’ll catch up with one of the pioneers, Tim Bell from CERN who is running more than 190K OpenStack cores. His team is responsible for capturing, analyzing and storing data from the Large Hadron Collider.  The CERN team was the first OpenStack Superuser winner and continues to be strong contributors to the community. We’ll then shift gears to new research projects being built on OpenStack, including progressive translational medicine initiative at Cambridge University, correlating gene sequencing insights with clinical patient data to deliver real-time recommendations to doctors. We’ll also hear about the Sqaure Kilometer Array, a software defined telescope which will allow us to see deeper into space than ever before, exploring the origins of galaxy formation and dark matter, the nature of black holes and exploring fundamental building-blocks of life from extraterrestrial radio signals.

Tuesday, October 25, 10:25am-10:45am (8:25am - 8:45am UTC)
Difficulty Level: N/A
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
OpenInfra Foundation, COO
Prior to working on OpenStack, I worked at Yahoo! as Sr. Director of Business Development focused on strategic partnerships in the music business (via Yahoo's acquisition of Musicmatch), and previously at Dell in product, marketing, and technical roles. I joined Rackspace in 2009, in the role of Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Development, and began working on a plan... FULL PROFILE
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
SKA Science Data Processor Consortium Project Scientist and Fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge
Dr Bolton studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge, staying on to complete a PhD in Astrophysics. She now works on designing the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array, the first phase of which is due to be completed in 2023. FULL PROFILE