SDCD 2012: Supporting Science with Cloud Computing
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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.

Date: November 19, 2012

Location: University of Bern, Kuppelraum, Hochschulstrasse 4, Bern

Registration: the event is free of charge, deadline November 15th (limited space, early registration recommended)

Information/registration: http://www.swing-grid.ch/sdcd2012/

OPENING

9:45 – 10:15 Registration/Coffee

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

SESSION 1: Science

10:30 – 11:00 Geology Studies Using Grid Resources [UZH: Stephan Gruber]

11:00 – 11:30 Human Brain Simulation Project [EPFL: Thomas Heinis]

11:30 – 12:00 The EcoCloud Project [EPFL: Anne Wiggins]

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

SESSION 2: Cloud Architecture

13:00 – 13:30 Academic Compute Cloud Project at ETH [ETH/SystemsX: Peter Kunszt]

13:30 – 14:00 From Bare-Metal to Cloud [ZHAW/ICClab: Andrew Edmonds]

14:00 – 14:30 Review of CERN Data Center Infrastructure [CERN: Gavin McCance]

SESSION 3: Research Cloud Consortiums

14:30 – 15:00 Big Science in the Public Clouds: Watching ATLAS proton collisions at CloudSigma [CloudSigma: Michael Higgins]

15:00 – 15:30 Supporting Research with Flexible Computational Resources [University Oxford: David Wallom]

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

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

CLOSING

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

17:00 – 18:00 Roundtable discussion: Cloud Strategies and thoughts for Researchers in Switzerland