• Open Invitation

    We had a great Compute Cloud Experience Workshop! THANKS

    We reported on our 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.


    See also the public wiki page with all of the project results: https://wiki.systemsx.ch/display/cloudresult

  • Agenda

    The agenda is still being finalized so please check back often.
    09.00 - 09.10 Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich Welcome and Introduction
    Part 1: Building a Cloud
    09.10 - 09.20 Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich Results, Lessons Learned
    09:20 - 09:40 Chris Bingham, Datalynx Evaluation of various Cloud Stacks
    09:40 - 09:50 Dean Flanders, FMI ETH Infrastructure
    09:50 - 10:10 Antonio Messina, University of Zürich Infrastructure and Cloud Stack at the UZH, lessons learned and realities in openstack
    10:10 - 10:30 Sandro Mathys, ETH Zürich Cloud Stack at the ETH, performance, realities and outlook
    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 - 13:40 Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich Overview and motivation
    13:40 - 14:05 Sergio Maffioletti, University of Zürich Using clouds for research - UZH Use cases
    14:05 - 14:15 Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich ETH Use cases
    14:15 - 14:30 Nicolas Bär, University of Zürich Elasticloud - virtual HPC clusters on openstack
    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 Derek Cockerton, HP Converged Cloud, EMEA 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 Bernd Kiupel, Microsoft Switzerland Microsoft Azure Cloud
    17:00 - 17:20 Tony De Varco, SGI SGI Cyclone cloud Research Use Cases
    17:20 - 17:30   Questions and Discussions
  • Organization

    The workshop is organized by:

    • Peter Kunszt, ETH Zürich
    • Sergio Maffioletti, University of Zürich

    Endorsed by

      Cloud Computing Group


     Hewlett Packard 


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