2016 MOC Annual Workshop Retrospective

Thank you for attending the 2016 MOC Workshop!

The Second Annual Mass Open Cloud Workshop and MOC Hands-On Session was held December 6 – 7, 2016 at Boston University.

The Workshop on December 6 featured technical presentations, insights from MOC users, working group sessions and an Industry Partner Roundtable. December 7 featured a limited capacity MOC Hands-On Session.

Mass Open Cloud Workshop
Tuesday December 6, 2016
Boston University
George Sherman Union, Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor)
775 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

2016 MOC Fall workshop announcement page


  • MGHPCC as a platform for MOC, Jim Culbert, MGHPCC abstract, slides
  • Resource Federation in a Multi-Landlord Cloud, Kristi Nikolla, MOC abstractslides, poster
  • HIL: an exokernel for the data center, Jason Hennessey, MOC abstract, slides, poster
  • Rapid Bare-Metal Provisioning and Image Management,  Ravisantosh Gudimetla and Apoorve Mohan, MOC abstract, slides, poster
  • BD Cache: Big Data Caching for Data Centers, MOC: Mania Abdi, Northeastern University; Peter Desnoyers, Northeastern University; Emine Ugur Kaynar, Boston University; and Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi, Northeastern University abstract, slides, poster
  • Cloud Dataverse, Mercé Crosas, Harvard University abstractslides, poster
  • Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) and Public Datasets Repository @MOC, Ata Turk, MOC abstractslides
  • What’s in your petabyte?, Chris Hill, MIT abstract, slides
  • Elastic HPC on the MOC, Evan Weinberg, MOC abstract, slides, poster
  • Case Study of Elastic Slurm, Rajul Kumar, MOC abstractslides
  • High Performance Computing with FPGA-Enhanced Clouds, Martin Herbordt, Boston University abstract, slides
  • The Boston Area Research Initiative: Leveraging Modern Digital Data for Research, Policy, and Practice, Dan O’Brien, Northeastern University abstractslides 
  • Building the BOP (Billion Object Platform), a System to Lower Barriers to the Access of Large Spatial Datasets, Ben Lewis, Harvard University abstract, slides
  • Secure firmware for secure clouds, Trammel Hudson, Two Sigma abstract, slides
  • Elastic Cyberinfrastructure for Research Computing, Glenn Bresnahan, Boston University abstract, slides
  • MACS and the MOC, Mayank Varia, Boston University abstract, slides, poster
  • Hiding communication metadata using mutually distrustful servers, Nickolai Zeldovich, MIT abstract, slides 
  • Software Design and Development in Research Contexts across Disciplines, Andrei Lapets, Boston University abstractslides 
  • Analytics in Cloud Security, Alina Oprea, Northeastern University abstract, slides, poster
  • Data Center Power Analytics, Ayse Coskun, Boston University abstract, slides, poster
  • Networking Marketplace Developments, Rodrigo Fonseca, Brown University abstract, slides, poster
  • Enabling big data workflows over distributed, federated data, Nikolaj Volgushev, Boston University abstract, slides
  • SESA and the MOC, Jim Cadden, Boston University abstract, slides
  • Secure DevOps for Government in MOC, Peter Walsh, Jackpine Technologies abstract, slides, poster
  • Hanscom Academic Cloud Team (HACT) Program, Brenton Byrd-Fulbright and Tony Janeczek, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center abstract, slides 
  • MOC Development, Piyanai Saowarattitada, Mass Open Cloud, slides

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