Registration Open: Swiss Distributed Computing Day, November 28

SwiNG, the Swiss National Grid Association is inviting to participate in the

Swiss Distributed Computing Day, University of Berne, 28 November 2011

The Swiss Distributed Computing Day is an annual meeting for users and providers of distributed computing technologies. This year’s focus is on:

  • Grid computing
  • Cloud computing
  • HPC resources

The even is free of charge.


9:45 – 10:15    Registration/Coffee

10:15 – 10:25  Welcome, Heinz Stockinger, SwiNG and SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

10:25 – 10:50  Distributed Computing Infrastructures for Swiss Science,  Sigve Haug, SwiNG and University of Bern

10:50 – 11:15  Swiss Multi-Science Computing Grid, Placi Flury, SWITCH

Technology Session – I

11:15 – 11:40 HPC technology update – challenges or chances, Thomas Schoenemeyer, Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS)

11:40 – 12:05 Scientific and Technical Applications as a Service in the Cloud, Wibke Sudholt, CloudBroker GmbH and EuroCloud Swiss

12:05 – 12:30 Using a Cloud based System to provide Web Site Hosting – Webvanta CMS,  Thibaut Siegmann, Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI)

12:30 – 13:30    lunch

Science session

13:30 – 13:55 Swiss Experiment: A distributed infrastructure for storage and processing of environmental data, with advanced access and annotation support, Michael Lehning, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

13:55 – 14:20 Computational Challenges in the Life Sciences, Ioannis Xenarios, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

14:20 – 14:45 Computational Chemistry on the Grid, Timm Reumann, University of Zurich

14:45 – 15:10 High Energy Physics, TBD

Industry session

15:30 – 15:55    Google Cloud for Data Crunchers, Akos Frohner, Google Inc.

15:55 – 16:20   Elastic Enterprise Data Warehouse Query Log Analysis on a Secure Private Cloud, Kurt Stockinger, Credit Suisse AG

16:20 – 16:55    Databases in the cloud – Experience with SQL Azure, Fabio Consani, ETH Zurich

Technology Session – II

16:55 – 17:20    Cloud computing – VM-MAD Project, Sergio Maffioletti, SwiNG and University of Zurich

17:20 – 17:55   Swiss Wide Resource Booking System Project,  Dean Flanders, SwiNG and Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI)