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Science Demonstrations: Preemptible Instances at CERN and Bare Metal Containers for HPC at SKA

The next generation of research infrastructure and large scale scientific instruments will face new magnitudes of data. This talk presents two flagship programmes: the next generation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. Each in their way will push infrastructure to the limit.
In this talk, we will provide an update on recent developments in adapting OpenStack to compute-intensive workflows. We will demonstrate the use of pre-emptible instances at CERN, and bare metal containers optimised for HPC at the SKA.

What can I expect to learn?

This talk will provide a brief overview of the SKA and CERN, in terms of scientific goals and infrastructure.
How do we develop OpenStack to go beyond what is possible today?
In this talk will give demo on preemptible instances at running at CERN and on bare metal containers optimised for HPC at the SKA.

Thursday, November 15, 1:40pm-2:20pm (12:40pm - 1:20pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Cloud Architect, CERN
Belmiro Moreira is an enthusiastic mathematician and computer engineer passionate about the challenges and complexities of architecting and deploying large scale open Cloud Infrastructures.     Belmiro works at CERN and during the last 10 years he has been responsible for the design,  deployment and maintenance of the CERN Cloud Infrastructure based on Openstack. Previously... FULL PROFILE
StackHPC, Principal Engineer
John is a Principal Engineer working on the convergence of OpenStack and HPC with StackHPC. John has been involved with OpenStack since December 2010, and is currently a Nova core reviewer. Between April 2016 and April 2018 he served as a member of the OpenStack Technical committee. He was Nova PTL for the Liberty and Mitaka releases. After studying Computer Science at the University of... FULL PROFILE
Software Engineer
Theodoros Tsioutsias is working for the CERN/HUAWEI Openlab collaboration to improve OpenStack at scale. FULL PROFILE