2016 Massachusetts Open Cloud Workshop

Thank you for attending the 2016 MOC Workshop!

The Second Annual Massachusetts Open Cloud Workshop and MOC Hands-On Session was held December 6 – 7, 2016 at Boston University. Coming soon – we will share speaker presentations and more from this year’s workshop!

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.

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

7:30 – 8:00 am
Check-in and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 am
Welcome, Gloria Waters, Boston University
Keynote, Fostering Innovation Through Collaboration, Pat Larkin, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative abstract
MOC Vision,
Orran Krieger, Massachusetts Open Cloud 
MOC Development,
Piyanai Saowarattitada, Massachusetts Open Cloud
8:45 – 9:45 am
Micro-Talks I

  • MGHPCC as a platform for MOC, Jim Culbert, MGHPCC abstract
  • Resource Federation in a Multi-Landlord Cloud, Kristi Nikolla, MOC abstract
  • HIL: an exokernel for the data center, Jason Hennessey, MOC abstract
  • Rapid Bare-Metal Provisioning and Image Management,  Ravisantosh Gudimetla and Apoorve Mohan, MOC abstract
  • BD Cache: Big Data Caching for Data Centers, Mania Abdi, Northeastern University; Peter Desnoyers, Northeastern University; Emine Ugur Kaynar, Boston University; and Mohammad Hossein Hajkazemi, Northeastern University abstract
  • Cloud Dataverse, Mercé Crosas, Harvard University abstract

9:45 – 10:05 am
10:05 – 11:55 am
Micro-Talks II

  • Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) and Public Datasets Repository @MOC, Ata Turk, MOC abstract
  • What’s in your petabyte?, Chris Hill, MIT abstract
  • Elastic HPC on the MOC, Evan Weinberg, MOC Weinberg abstract Weinberg presentation
  • Case Study of Elastic Slurm, Rajul Kumar, MOC abstract
  • High Performance Computing with FPGA-Enhanced Clouds, Martin Herbordt, Boston University abstract
  • The Boston Area Research Initiative: Leveraging Modern Digital Data for Research, Policy, and Practice, Dan O’Brien, Northeastern University abstract
  • Building the BOP (Billion Object Platform), a System to Lower Barriers to the Access of Large Spatial Datasets, Ben Lewis, Harvard University abstract
  • Secure firmware for secure clouds, Trammel Hudson, Two Sigma abstract
  • Elastic Cyberinfrastructure for Research Computing, Glenn Bresnahan, Boston University abstract
  • MACS and the MOC, Mayank Varia, Boston University abstract
  • Hiding communication metadata using mutually distrustful servers, Nickolai Zeldovich, MIT abstract
11:55 – 1:10 pm
Lunch and Posters List of e-boards and posters
1:10 – 2:40 pm
Micro-Talks III

  • Software Design and Development in Research Contexts across Disciplines, Andrei Lapets, Boston University abstract
  • Analytics in Cloud Security, Alina Oprea, Northeastern University abstract
  • Data Center Power Analytics, Ayse Coskun, Boston University abstract
  • Networking Marketplace Developments, Rodrigo Fonseca, Brown University abstract
  • Enabling big data workflows over distributed, federated data, Nikolaj Volgushev, Boston University abstract
  • SESA and the MOC, Jim Cadden, Boston University abstract
  • Secure DevOps for Government in MOC, Peter Walsh, Jackpine Technologies abstract
  • Hanscom Academic Cloud Team (HACT) Program, Brenton Byrd-Fulbright and Tony Janeczek, US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center abstract
2:40 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 4:30 pm
Working Groups (Select one group per session)

  • Session I (40 min)

    • Big Data, Ata Turk, MOC
    • Networking, Rodrigo Fonseca, Brown University
    • Scientific Computing/HPC, Chris Hill, MIT & Evan Weinberg, MOC
  • Session II (40 min)

    • Monitoring, Raja Sambasivan, Boston University & Alina Oprea, Northeastern University
    • Cloud Security, Mayank Varia, Boston University
    • Storage, Peter Desnoyers, Northeastern University
    • Use Cases, Piyanai Saowarattitada, MOC
4:30 – 5:20 pm
MOC Core Industry Partner Roundtable

  • Brocade, Cisco, Intel, Lenovo, Red Hat, Two Sigma
5:20 – 5:30 pm
Workshop Closing,Orran Krieger, MOC
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Reception & Networking

Wednesday December 7, 2016
Boston University
Hariri Institute for Computing
111 Cummington Mall (eastern end)
Boston, MA 02215

8:30 9:00 am
Check-in and Breakfast                                                          .              
9:00 – 11:30 am
Session 1 : MOC Hands-On – OpenStack in MOC (Kick the tires on the MOC) 
9:30 – 11:00 am Session 2 : Dataverse Hands-on – Navigating a Dataverse repository and learning about Dataverse concepts

   Getting Around and Staying in Boston

Please contact Jennifer Stacy with any questions or to be added to the mailing list to receive updates on the Workshop.

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