Audience 01

At a Glance

Monday, September 24, 2012


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

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

Wolfgang Gentzsch: Welcome of the Chairman

Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing - Progress of Helix Nebula - the Science Cloud, from CERN and EMBL

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 and using 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 for compute- and data-intensive applications in industry and commerce.

  • Christopher Porter: The Value of Private Cloud for High Performance Computing, from our Platinum Sponsor IBM/Platform Computing >>more
  • Tom-Michael Thamm, Nvidia: Advanced Rendering in Clouds >>more
  • Rolf Sperber, Alcatel-Lucent: Clouds and the Cloud - Optimized Access to Climate Data deploying an "Infrastructure as a Service" Cloud >>more
  • Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research: Big Data, HPC, and Clouds >>more
  • Volker Eyrich,Schrödinger Inc.: Large-Scale Virtual Screening in the Cloud >>more

Session Chair: Steve Conway, IDC

Coffee Break | 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel: HPC Cloud Challenges | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
For many organizations, there are still several important critical aspects in the cloud which need to be identified, evaluated, and addressed. In this session we will look at potential obstacles to cloud adoption, such as security and trust, compliance, 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.

  • Max Lemke, EU: Cloud Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) >>more
  • Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Fraunhofer ITWM: Big Data and Cloud File Systems >>more
  • Wolfgang Ziegler, Fraunhofer SCAI: License Management >>more
  • Giles Hogben, CSA: The Cloud Security Alliance >>more
  • Paolo Balboni, European Privacy Association/ICT Legal Consulting : Legal Aspects in Cloud Computing >>> more

Panel Chair: Fritz Ferstl, Univa

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


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Coffee Break | 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Research Cloud - User Experiences | 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Academic users apply cloud computing to very different workloads, from administrative tasks to processing huge amount of ‘big’ research data, from computing scientific grand challenges to simulating complex application workflows. The challenge often is to find out whether and how cloud computing is suitable for scientific computations and big data processing. This session will provide answers.

  • Manish Parashar, Rutgers University: Moving Beyond IT Outsourcing - Can Clouds Transform Science? >>more
  • David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre: Supporting research with flexible computational resources >>more
  • Jens Jensen, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: Clouds and Security at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory >>more
  • Frédéric Desprez, INRIA: DIET, a scalable platform for clusters, grids and Clouds >>more

Coffee Break | 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Engineering Clouds – Commercial Software in the Cloud | 11:00 am – 12:30 am
Until recently we have considered the current licensing models of the ISV independent software vendors being a roadblock for the adoption of cloud computing especially by small and mid-size enterprises. This is now changing. More and more ISVs have started to experiment with cloud computing and to adjust their licensing models accordingly. In this session we learn from the experience and the results of these ISVs.

  • Sven Enger, CD-adapco: Cloud computing with STAR-CCM+ >>more
  • Wim Slagter, ANSYS: Cloud Computing for ANSYS Engineering Simulation >>more
  • Matt Dunbar, SIMULIA : Realistic Simulation on the Cloud >>more
  • Josh Simons, VMware: HPC Performance in the Cloud: Status and Future Prospects >>more
  • Dominique Lefèbvre, ESI: Virtual Prototyping in the cloud >>more

Session Chair Max Lemke, EU

Lunch | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Panel: Meet the HPC Cloud Vendors | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
ISC Cloud’12 conference organizers and participants are grateful for the conference 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 HPC cloud offerings and customer case studies – and for interactively answering important questions from the audience.

Moderator: Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

Coffee Break | 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Parallel BoFs on Hot Topics of HPC and Big Data Cloud Computing | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Here we are encouraging our conference participants to form 3 discussion groups of their choice around hot topics and critical aspects of HPC and Big Data in the Cloud. During the first day of the conference we will invite participants to suggest topics with the need for further discussion, and the audience votes for the most popular ones. These topics will then build the parallel BoFs where the hot HPC Cloud topics will be discussed in more detail.


Program may be subject to changes.