Webinar: “Accessing Cloud & HTC Resources in BioExcel” (2017-03-15)


BioExcel’s webinar series continues with Steven Newhouse from EMBL-EBI, who will discuss Cloud versus HTC (High Throughput Computing) resources, what is the difference and when you should use which. What type and volume of resources are available and where? Should you apply as an individual or as part of an organisation? How should you discover and access the resource? What are the cost implications of the different options and what is BioExcel doing to help users access cloud and HTC resources.

This webinar is the second part of a 2-part series on compute resources. During the previous webinar on 8th March 2017 Lee Larcombe talked us through the benefits and challenges of local computing. If you missed it you can watch the recording: http://bioexcel.eu/webinar-how-to-choose-compute-resources-for-your-team-2017-03-08/.

BioExcel webinars include an audience Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions and make suggestions.

Register for webinar

Title: Accessing Cloud & HTC Resources in BioExcel
Date: 15th March, 2017
Time: 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET

Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7113370021759234049
You will then receive an email with details of how you can connect to the webinar.

About Steven Newhouse

Dr Steven Newhouse is head of the Technical Services cluster at EMBL-EBI that brings together the systems, web production and web development teams, and leads the Technology and Science Integration group which works to bring technology (both new innovations and established services) from Europe and around the world to further develop and support the Science taking place at EMBL-EBI.

Between 2008-2013 Steven was involved in the leadership of European Grid activities. Initially, as Technical Director of the EGEE-III project and then as Project Director of the EGI-InSPIRE project and Director of EGI.eu, an organisation established in 2010 to coordinate the European Grid Infrastructure (EGI) for the benefit of its stakeholders and its diverse user communities.

Previously, he was a Program Manager in the High Performance Computing group in the Windows Server division at Microsoft, USA. At Microsoft he managed access to the Windows Computer Cluster Server product from non-Windows environments; primarily through the Open Grid Forum’s (OGF) High Performance Computing Basic Profile (HPCBP) specification. Between 2008 and 2012 he was a member and then chair of the OGF Board of Directors.

Before starting at Microsoft in 2007, he was Director of the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK (OMII-UK), and on the management or supervisory boards of several major centres and projects within the UK e-Science programme. Previously, he was the Sun Lecturer in e-Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and Technical Director of the London e-Science Centre (LeSC), also based at Imperial, where he did his early research into the modelling of underwater acoustics using high performance computing resources.

 

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