Join us for a one-day conference discussing the challenges of building and supporting Hybrid Clouds powering scientific research.
We are IT infrastructure professionals managing Compute / Network / Storage in support of research activities; this is a peer-led and peer-funded event — no vendor support, no vendor marketing. Come spend a day in Seattle sharing your experiences, posing the hard questions, and kicking around current solutions.
Cloud adoption in the research space lags the commercial space: Why? What makes research difficult to port to the Cloud? Where have we been successful? Where have we struggled? What lessons can we learn from each other about what works and what doesn’t? What lessons from our experience can the Cloud providers glean in order to acquire not only more of our business but also to acquire a competitive edge in expanding their offerings to their commercial customers?
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How scientists are using the Public Cloud without really trying – opportunities / challenges of workflow managers, technical requirements for implementation, progress to date, and next steps.
How the Broad Institute manages billing and cost controls for a wide variety of research projects with different funding sources across multiple public clouds
Chargebacks and cost control across numerous budgets lay the foundation for R&D using the Cloud; on the technical side, deploying and favoring serverless over containers has enabled greater agility leading to increased Cloud adoption within the private sector.
The nature of academic research presents specific challenges when adopting or supporting new technologies. Initiating a conversion to cloud computing represents one of the biggest stumbling blocks for academic researchers who have primarily used local computing resources throughout their careers. What are the conceptual and technical skills necessary for successful adoption of cloud computing? How can we manage expectations related to usage of cloud-based resources? How do you assess what your community needs to implement cloud-based options, and then respond with relevant resources? In this talk, I’ll discuss my experiences developing computational training for a large, heterogeneous community of researchers, including common impediments to both technological and cultural change, and suggest ways to facilitate community building as a way to alleviate these challenges.
Current state of our use of various cloud platforms in support of research, education, and controlled access data projects, with a particular glance at how we use both on-prem and cloud resources to accommodate seasonal bursts in HPC demand.