SDCD 2012: Supporting Science with Cloud Computing

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Dates: November 19, 2012 - November 19, 2012

The Swiss Distributed Computing Day is an annual meeting of users and providers of distributed computing technologies. This year's theme is :


"Supporting Science with Cloud Computing"


and it will be held on November 19 2012 at the University of Bern.  The event is free of charge and the registration deadline is November 15th


Location: University of Bern, Hauptgebäude (main building) in the Kuppelraum (top floor), Hochschulstrasse 4, Bern

(location maps: here and here, building plan: here)


Registration: closed


The slides of the presentations are available by icons located next to the title on the agenda


Some photos of the event are available here




9:45   - 10:15    Registration/Coffee


10:15 - 10:30    Welcome and Introduction [FMI/SwiNG: Dean Flanders]


10:30 - 10:55    Geology Studies Using Grid Resources [UZH: Stephan Gruber]

10:55 - 11:20    Data Management Challenges in the Human Brain Project [EPFL: Thomas Heinis]

11:20 - 11:45    Toward Sustainable Datacenters [EPFL: Boris Grot]

11:45 - 12:10    Academic Compute Cloud Project at ETH [ETH/SystemsX: Peter Kunszt]

12:10 - 13:00    Lunch  


13:00 - 13:25    Big Science in the Public Clouds - ATLAS proton collisions at CloudSigma [CloudSigma: Michael Higgins]

13:25 - 13:50    From Bare-Metal to Cloud [ZHAW/ICClab: Andrew Edmonds]

13:50 - 14:15    Review of CERN Data Center Infrastructure [CERN: Gavin McCance]

14:15 - 14:40    Are you a cloud-builder, -user or both? [Dell: Taco Scargo]


14:40 - 15:10    Supporting Research with Flexible Computational Resources [University of Oxford: David Wallom]

15:10 - 15:40    AWS and High Performance Computing: Concepts, Patterns and Practices [Ryan Shuttleworth, AWS Evangelist]

15:40 - 16:00    Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30    The iPlant Collaborative: Science in the Cloud for Plant Biology [University of Arizona/iPlant: Edwin Skidmore]


16:30 - 17:00    Tiny Particle within Huge Data [ETH: Christoph Grab]

Round Table discussion

17:10 - 18:00    Cloud strategies and thoughts for researchers in Switzerland [Christoph Grab (ETH), Peter Kunszt (SystemsX), Christof Marti (ZHAW), David Wallom (Oxford), Raymond Werlen (CRUS)]


18:45 - 21:10   Dinner with all speakers and SwiNG Executive Board (by invitation only)






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