We, the ICCLab, are proud to announce that the past Presidential Conference of the Swiss Informatics Society accepted our proposal (slides) for setting up a Special Interest Group in Cloud Computing.
The SIG is currently being formed. If you wish to participate and influence the future of Swiss Cloud Computing in this context please don’t hesitate to contact us. Any active participation is more than welcome.
The meeting started with a good and brief introduction into the components and the community around OpenStack by Tim Bell and how it is used in CERN, the largest OpenStack cluster in Switzerland. The subsequent lightning talks, each about 10 minutes, covered different aspects in the current usage and development of OpenStack, including two from the ICCLab. We described our OpenStack testbed and also the topical area of software defined networking.
In coordination with ZH-Geeks, the ICCLab will be hosting the very first Swiss OpenStack user group meeting on the 15th of Novemeber. In addition to Tim Bell there will be a number of other speakers who will present on various OpenStack topics. Tim Bell runs the infrastructure team at CERN where they run a very large installation of OpenStack. Tim is also a member of the OpenStack foundation management board and one of the main drivers of the OpenStack-based IaaS needed to analyse the 25PB of data a year from the LHC. If anyone wants to submit a lightening talk (talk with slides of no more than 10 mins) on their work with OpenStack please let Andy Edmonds know. We would encourage as many of you to attend! Please sign up at the following site.
The ICCLab along with the the ZH-Geeks community will be hosting the very first Swiss OpenStack User group. The event will take place on the 15th of November, starting from 1800 onwards. Amongst other to be announced presentations, Tim Bell will be giving the keynote presentation. He will also detail how OpenStack is used in CERN. For more updates stay tuned to the @OpenStackCH twitter account, the ZH-Geeks meetup site or the OpenStack CH LinkedIn group. If you have an idea for a talk don’t hesitate to let us know about it through twitter, meetup or linkedin!