Join the Academic Compute Cloud Experience Workshop, April 29th 2013 at ETH Zurich

Peter Kunszt of ETH Zurich and Sergio Maffioletti of  University of Zurich invite you to join  the

Academic Compute Cloud Experience Workshop, April 29th 2013

to be held at ETH Zurich.

The speakers will be reporting on their experiences in building and operating an academic private cloud infrastructure.

Topics include:

  • Setting up our own Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud
  • Choosing and installing a Cloud middleware stack, experience with OpenStack and HP CloudSystem Matrix
  • Running applications, solving real research problems on our Cloud comparing it with other infrastructures
  • Business models of operating a cloud in the academic environment

The workshop marks the end of the AAA-SWITCH funded project called Academic Compute Cloud Provisioning and Usage. The project partners are the ETH, the University of Zürich and SWITCH.

Additional information and registration »


09.00 09.15 Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich Introduction and Setting the Stage
Part 1: Building a Cloud
09:15 09:45 Sandro Mathys, ETH Zürich Hardware and Cloud Stacks at the ETH and
Evaluation of various Cloud Stacks, results
09:45 10:15 Antonio Messina, University of Zürich Hardware and Cloud Stack at the UZH
Storage in the Cloud, best practice.
10:15 10.30 Questions and Discussions
10:30 10.50 Coffee Break
10:50 11:10 Joël Casutt, SWITCH SWITCH: Experience with the SWITCH cloud
11:10 11:30 Andy Edmonds, ZHAW ICCLab cloud experiences
11:30 11:50 Tim Bell, CERN CERN cloud
11:50 12:10 Tilo Steiger, ETH Zurich ETH Storage Cloud
12:10 12.30 Questions and Discussions
12:30 13:30 LUNCH
Part 2: Using the Cloud
13:30 14:00 Sergio Maffioletti,
Riccardo Murri, University of Zürich
Use cases
14:00 14:30 Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich Use cases
14:30 15:00 Markus Eurich, ETH Zürich Business Models for Academic Compute Infrastructures
15:00 15.15 Questions and Discussions
15:15 15:30 Coffee Break
Part 3: Commercial Clouds for Research
15:30 16:00 Raymond Freppel, HP Technical & Cloud Solution Consultant HP Cloud solutions, from private to public and hybrid clouds. Use cases for academic clouds.
16:00 16:20 Jürgen Schneider / Hans-Dieter Wehle, IBM Research Lab IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator and use cases
16:20 16:40 Muharem Hrnjadovic, Rackspace Rackspace Academic Cloud Stories
16:40 17:00 Emmanuel Mesas, Azure Solution Specialist Microsoft Azure Cloud
17:00 17:20 Tony De Varco, SGI SGI Cyclone cloud Research Use Cases
17:20 17:30 Questions and Discussions