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Friday, April 20 • 9:50am - 10:30am
OpenStack NeCTAR Cloud for Australian Researchers (Ballroom)

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At the last OpenStack summit, we spoke about our plans for the new national Research Cloud in Australia. This time around, six months on, we’ll be talking from real experience. By the time the summit hits SF, the cloud would have been operational for three months and have been scaled out to 4K cores. This talk will focus on the user story, how researchers are using the research cloud, and how are we supporting them in using the cloud as an innovative platform to create, share, collaborate and ultimately build new ideas. We will also take you on a sojourn, from selecting OpenStack to run this national cloud, designing the implementation, building it, operating it, developing policies for it, monitoring it, and making sure it ticks along smoothly, both the ups and the downs.

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Tom Fifield

OpenStack community manager
After working on scalability in computing at particle physics experiments like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Tom led the creation of a cloud designed for the publicly-funded research sector in Australia.It currently serves thousands of researchers directly, using many datacentres over a broad geographical area. | Following working as a cloud architecture consultant and team lead for several years, Tom is currently harnessing his passion... Read More →

Dr. Steven Manos

Steven Manos was appointed the head of Research Computing at the University of Melbourne in January 2010, previously doing post-doctoral research at University College London. There he used an automated robot and genetic computing to automatically design and fabricate ceramics. He also helped develop tools that neurosurgeons could use to visualize the flow of blood through patient’s brains while they were in the operating theatre. Now... Read More →

Friday April 20, 2012 9:50am - 10:30am
Ballroom Downstairs, Hyatt Regency Hotel

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