Audience 01

At a Glance

Monday, September 26, 2011

Welcome Coffee Break | 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Opening Session & Keynote | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Coffee Break | 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Industrial Cloud Best Practices | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
In the last few years, many service providers and industry users have adopted cloud computing, offering a wide spectrum of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services for data- and compute-intensive workloads. We have selected a few interesting industrial use cases which demonstrate lessons learned and which provide recommended practices.

Coffee Break | 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Academic Cloud - User Experiences | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Academic users apply cloud computing to very different workloads, from administrative tasks to processing a huge amount of research data, to computing large scientific codes and simulating complex application workflows. The challenge often is to find out whether and how cloud computing is suitable for scientific computations. This session will provide answers.

Get Together Party | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Coffee Break | 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Modeling HPC Clouds | 9:00 am – 10:30 am
There are numerous ways to design and build your cloud. This depends greatly on your current environment and IT culture, risks and roadblocks to be circumvented, data and application requirements, market demands, and, last but not least, budget. We will present a few approaches on how to design and implement the right architecture meeting all these different requirements.

Coffee Break | 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Panel: Meet the Vendors | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
ISC Cloud’11 conference organizers and participants are grateful for our 12 sponsors’ financial support and commitment. Therefore, this vendor panel is of mutual interest, both as a joint platform for the vendors to
present short summaries of their actual cloud offerings – and for interactively answering thrilling questions from a sceptical and voting audience.

Lunch | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Key Security & Compliance Issues | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Security in the cloud is the most important issue for many. Due to the fact that in the cloud there is no more direct control over the application and where and how it runs, end-users have to build up trust in their cloud service provider(s) before they are able to submit a substantial part of their workload into the cloud, let alone their jewels: valuable corporate assets and intellectual property. What does compliance in the cloud mean for your organization? Which cloud (private, hosted private, public, hybrid) meets all the regulations and thus is most compliant for you? Again, we will explore the answers.

Coffee Break | 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Critical Aspects of HPC Cloud | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
For many organizations, there are still several important critical aspects in the cloud which need to be identified, evaluated, and addressed. We mentioned security and compliance already, and in this session we will look at other potential obstacles to cloud adoption. Among others, outsourcing, performance, virtualization, pricing, payment model, software licenses, choice of service provider or private cloud builder, network bandwidth, and integration of all of this into the existing business or research processes.


The detailed version of the program including speakers, short abstracts and vita can be found under " Agenda Planner"