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Early Bird Rates End Sept. 19 for ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data

Early Bird registration rates are ending Sept. 19 for the ISC Cloud and ISC Big Data conferences. Just four weeks away, the sister events take place in Heidelberg, Germany.

ISC_cloud_logoThis year’s ISC Cloud Conference, chaired by European cloud expert Wolfgang Gentzsch, offers a comprehensive agenda, addressing the interests of the research community as well as the industry attendees. The topics lined up for the two-day event include:

  • HPC Cloud Technologies for Academia and Industry
  • Use Cases in Industry
  • Solutions for Research Organizations
  • The Cloud Model Challenge for Software Providers
  • Vendor Strategies and Solutions
  • Cloud Challenges: Procurement, Sustainability, Security, and Standards
  • Cloud Projects in the EU Research Community

One of the highlights of the event are the three keynote sessions on September 29. The first presentation by Michael Resch, the Director of the Stuttgart High Performance Computing Center, is about “HPC and Simulation in the Cloud – How Academia and Industry Can Benefit.” In his keynote, Resch will talk about how academic and industrial user can benefit from current cloud technologies and services. He will also present a number of projects and partnerships that highlight the potential and limitations of cloud computing in an HPC environment.

The second keynote, “Applying the Lessons Learned and Benefits of Cloud to Today’s HPC Challenges,“ will be delivered by Thomas Goepel of Hewlett Packard. He will discuss how organizations can apply these lessons to address specific HPC challenges. The third keynote will be from Intel’s Stephan Gillich, who will talk about how technology drives flexible compute models for HPC in his presentation titled “The Cloud in the Parallel Universe.” Gillich will also offer some examples of what Intel is doing in the cloud ecosystem to deliver more efficient and flexible technical computing.

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The conference is being held for the second time under the leadership of Sverre Jarp, who recently retired officially as the CTO of CERN openlab. Attendees will be presented with the latest developments in data-centric computing from both industry players and researchers in the domain that is now rapidly moving into a dominant position on the computing scene.

While the last year’s event offered a broad focus on big data in the enterprise, this year’s conference will provide an update on this topic, while also offering more pragmatic content for practitioners. These topics include:

  • Use Case Success Stories
  • Active Big Data Projects
  • Security and Privacy Concerns
  • Use of Visual Analytics
  • The Significance of the Internet of Things (IoTs)

The target audiences include business and technology leaders seeking to drive commercial opportunities and value from big data applications for small, mid-sized or large companies. If you are an innovative user, a business or marketing executive, CTO, CIO, a technology strategist or an enterprise architect, take a look at our program.

In addition, a series of sessions will focus on Hadoop, the well-known and rapidly evolving parallel framework for processing some of the largest datasets in the world. Enhanced or alternative frameworks, now available from a growing array of companies, will also be explored.

Three keynotes will highlight the two-day event. The opening one, delivered by Dirk Slama of Bosch Software Innovations, will focus on the Internet of Things, a world in which assets, devices, machines, and cloud-based applications seamlessly interoperate, enabling new business models and services. He will discuss key success factors for IoT and present a framework that he believes will help contribute to that success. Next up will be Intel’s Allen Priestly and Stephan Gillich, who will discuss the convergence of big data analytics and high performance computing. Wrapping up the keynote series will be Stefan Wrobel of the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis & Information Systems (IAIS) and University of Bonn. In his keynote, Wrobel will talk about current use cases for big data in enterprises and in society at large.

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