November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

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Openstack Clouds as Research Infrastructure

This session will provide some short talks on experiences with using Openstack to run cloud infrastructure for academic research, as well as thoughts on the current practice and the future vision for Openstack research clouds.

Talks will include:

  • experiences in operating the pioneering Nectar Openstack research cloud, which has provided a federated national cloud infrastructure for the Australian research sector since 2012 
  • the Open Research Cloud initiative 
  • examples of research applications running on the Nectar cloud 
  • university perspectives on the use of Openstack cloud infrastructure and growth in demand

What can I expect to learn?

How and why Openstack is being used to provide cloud infrastructure to support academic research.

Tuesday, November 7, 9:50am-10:30am (10:50pm - 11:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: N/A
Specialties: eresearch, elearning, grid computing, research collaboration, experimental particle physics, dataanalysis and acquisition FULL PROFILE
Deputy Director of Nectar, Australian Research Data Commons
Dr Paul Coddington is a Deputy Director of Nectar, responsible for the Nectar national Research Cloud. He also works for eResearch SA, where he has had senior roles since its inception in 2002, and has previously worked as a program manager for national eResearch projects. He has over 30 years experience in eResearch including computational science, high performance and distributed computing,... FULL PROFILE
Deputy Director - Monash eResearch Centre
Steve Quenette is the Deputy Director of the Monash eResearch Centre, at Monash University. He was recruited to provide vision and operational know-how for business-led digital innovation. The Monash eResearch programme now systemically underpins the University's digitally fuelled research. He has attracted funding for substantive national digital transformation projects. These projects... FULL PROFILE