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[Nettime-nl] Griddag met oa. Werner Vogel (CTO Amazon) op 2 april 2008 in Eindhoven


"Grids ... for eScience ... for Business ... or for everyone?". 
            Bedrijvendag rondom gridtechnologie
                   Eindhoven, 2 april 2008

            Dr. Werner Vogels (CTO Amazon) 
   Pierre Guisset (CETIC) * Juergen Knobloch (CERN) 
       Alex de Landgraaf (VU) * Rick Reesen (IBM) 
    Prof. David de Roure (University of Southampton) 

               [English version below]
              
Hoewel de meeste mensen het concept van gedistribueerde diensten
voornamelijk kennen van gratis P2P-download-applicaties als Bittorrent,
Joost en eDonkey, zit het gridmodel als geheel onmiskenbaar in de lift
- waarbij dan wel een veelvoud aan namen wordt gebruikt, van "cloud
services", "grids", "elastic computing" tot en met "on demand".  

Op 2 april 2008 organiseren Internet Society Nederland en Gridforum.nl
alweer de vierde jaarlijkse Nederlandse bedrijvendag rondom grids. In
een informatieve en interactieve dag wordt je op de hoogte gebracht van
de stand van zaken op het gebied van gridtechnologie, en maak je kennis
met interessante ideeen en leg je contacten met personen en bedrijven
die ook met dit paradigma bezig zijn. Dit jaar wordt de bijeenkomst
gehouden bij Philips op de High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (High Tech
Campus 34, voor een routebeschrijving zie

http://www.hightechcampus.nl/campus_info/route_description.html).  

Sprekers op 2 april zijn onder meer dr. Werner Vogels (Vice President
en CTO Amazon), prof. David De Roure (University of Southhampton),
Juergen Knobloch (CERN) and Pierre Guisset (CETIC). Het thema dit jaar
is: "Grids ... for eScience ... for Business ... or for everyone?".

Deelname is gratis. U kunt zich registreren via:
http://gridforum.nl/bedrijvendag. 

=========================================================== 
"Grids... for eScience... for Business... or for everyone?"
----------------------Programma----------------------------

11:00-12:00 General Members Meeting
            (only for gridforum.nl members)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:15 Opening
13:15-14:00 Prof. dr. David de Roure
            (University of Southampton)
            Web 2.0 and Grid: the new e-science? (Grid re-evaluated)
14:00-14:30 Juergen Knobloch (CERN)
            Grids for Science in Europe - planning for sustainability
14:30-15:00 Pierre Guisset (CETIC)
            Business Experiments in Grid - First Results
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:45 Rick Reesen (IBM)
            Virtual World technologies to manage a grid
15:45-16:15 Alex de Landgraaf
            (VU University Amsterdam - IBM)
            Professional usage of the VL-e/BIG GRID infrastructure; 
            An IBM Life Science use-case and the lessons learned
16:15-17:00 Werner Vogels (Amazon)
            Cloud Computing: Resources on Demand for Everyone
17:00-17:15 Wrap up
17:15-18:00 Drinks
    
===================================================================

"Grids ... for eScience ... for Business ... or for everyone?". 
            Business day around grid technology
                 Eindhoven, April 2nd 2008
      
          * Dr. Werner Vogels (CTO Amazon) 
   * Pierre Guisset (CETIC) * Juergen Knobloch (CERN) 
      * Alex de Landgraaf (VU) * Rick Reesen (IBM) 
    * Prof. David de Roure (University of Southampton) 


Even though the average internet user only is exposed to distributed
services through P2P applications P2P-download-applicaties such as
Bittorrent, Joost and eDonkey, there is strong growth in other areas as
well - albeit under an array of different names, such as "cloud
services", "grids", "elastic computing" or "on demand".  

On the 2nd of April 2008, Gridforum.nl organizes its yearly Business
Day which is being organized in cooperation with Internet Society
Nederland. Speakers include Dr. Werner Vogels (Vice President en CTO
Amazon), prof. David De Roure (University of Southhampton), Juergen
Knobloch (CERN) and Pierre Guisset (CETIC). This years theme is:
"Grids ... for eScience ... for Business ... or for everyone?".

Participation is free. Registration is done through this website:
http://gridforum.nl/bedrijvendag 

This year the Gridforum.nl Business Day will be hosted by Philips at
the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven (building: High Tech Campus 34, see
http://www.hightechcampus.nl/campus_info/route_description.html). 

Note: Preceding the event, there will be a General Assembly meeting of
Gridforum.nl. This event is exclusive to Gridforum.nl members only. 

===========================================================
"Grids... for eScience... for Business... or for everyone?"
----------------------Programme----------------------------

11:00-12:00 General Members Meeting
            (only for gridforum.nl members)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:15 Opening
13:15-14:00 Prof. dr. David de Roure
            (University of Southampton)
            Web 2.0 and Grid: the new e-science? (Grid re-evaluated)
14:00-14:30 Juergen Knobloch (CERN)
            Grids for Science in Europe - planning for sustainability
14:30-15:00 Pierre Guisset (CETIC)
            Business Experiments in Grid - First Results
15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:45 Rick Reesen (IBM)
            Virtual World technologies to manage a grid
15:45-16:15 Alex de Landgraaf
            (VU University Amsterdam - IBM)
            Professional usage of the VL-e/BIG GRID infrastructure; 
            An IBM Life Science use-case and the lessons learned
16:15-17:00 Werner Vogels (Amazon)
            Cloud Computing: Resources on Demand for Everyone
17:00-17:15 Wrap up
17:15-18:00 Drinks
	
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Presentations

* Web 2.0 and Grid: the new e-science? (Grid re-evaluated)
  Prof. dr. David De Roure (University of Southampton)

  ============== David De Roure ===================================

  David De Roure is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of
  Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton,
  UK, where he leads the Grid and Pervasive Computing activities. A
  founding member of the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group, his
  current research interest is the application of advanced knowledge
  technologies to e-Science, Grid and pervasive computing. He is a
  pioneer of the Semantic Grid and is closely involved in UK e-Science
  programme activities including the CombeChem project and the Open
  Middleware Infrastructure Institute UK. Within the Open Grid Forum
  he is e-Science Area Director and a steering group member. David has
  worked for many years with distributed information systems and
  distributed programming languages, and has also been active in the
  Web and hypertext communities.

* Grids for Science in Europe - planning for sustainability
  Juergen Knobloch

  Large scale computing for science in Europe relies on grids
  supported by a sequence of projects co-funded by the European
  Union. The grid developed and operated by the Enabling Grids for
  E-sciencE (EGEE) project brings together scientists and engineers
  from 250 institutions in 45 countries. The EGEE grid composed of
  more than 50,000 CPUs and 15 Petabytes of data storage has reached
  by now production quality.

  The European Grid Initiative (EGI) Design Study (EGI_DS) which
  started in September 2007 with funding from the EC's Seventh
  Framework Programme (FP7) sets out to establish a sustainable grid
  infrastructure in Europe. The National Grid Initiatives (NGIs) are
  the main foundations of EGI. The aim of EGI_DS is to study the
  appropriate requirements, design the functionality, and to implement
  a prototype structure of the EGI organization, which will take up
  the coordination and operation of the pan-European Grid
  infrastructure. The future EGI organization will constitute a key
  element in the European Research Area (ERA) by providing a
  sustainable grid infrastructure required by the whole European
  research community.

  =============== About Juergen Knobloch (CERN) =====================

    Jurgen Knobloch is Senior Physicist at the European Organization
    for Nuclear Research (CERN). He graduated in physics at
    Universitaet Hamburg with work on particle physics experiments at
    DESY. At CERN he was research physicist in the experiments CDHS,
    ALEPH and ATLAS. In ALEPH and in ATLAS with its 2000 scientists he
    was nominated Computing Coordinator overseeing the software
    development and the computing infrastructure. Since 2000 he heads
    groups in CERN's IT-Department developing common software systems
    for the experiments at CERN including High Energy Physics
    applications of EGEE. In the LHC Computing Grid project he was the
    editor-in-chief of the LHC Computing Grid Technical Design Report
    published in 2005. Since 2007 he leads the CERN participation in
    the European Grid Initiative (EGI) Design Study.

  ===================================================================

* Business Experiments in Grid - First Results

  The Business Experiments in Grid (BEinGRID) project ambitions to
  foster the adoption of Grid technologies in major Industrial and
  Business sectors through the realization of specific targeted
  business experiments and to set up Gridipedia, a repository of Grid
  solutions and industrial applications.

  The presentation will focus on some of the most successful business
  experiments results that were run during the first phase of the
  project, and highlight how Grid technologies allow to set up new
  business models and value chains. The second phase of the project is
  now starting, with feeding the Gridipedia repository and running 7
  new business experiments that will be built upon the outcome of the
  first wave.

  ================About Pierre Guisset (CETIC)========================

    Pierre Guisset is the managing director of CETIC, the Belgian ICT
    research centre specialised in applied research and technology
    transfer in software engineering, innovative software technologies
    and embedded and communication systems. Pierre is member of the
    Executive Board of BEinGRID and of the Executive Committee of
    CoreGRID, the European Research Network on Foundations, Software
    Infrastructures and Applications for large scale distributed, GRID
    and Peer-to-Peer Technologies. Pierre has worked many years in the
    ICT Industry specialising in Computer-Aided Engineering and High
    Performance Computing. He was one of the founding associates of
    Numerical Integration Technologies NV. He is currently a strategic
    technology advisor of several companies.

  ===================================================================

* Virtual World technologies to manage a grid
  Rick Reesen (IBM)

  "Consolidation and virtualization of the enterprise IT resources is
  the first step toward optimization and simplification. IBM 3D
  Datacenters can extend the virtualization capability and enables
  customers to interact with the enterprise in an innovative new way.
  The 3D datacenter application places users in an immersive
  environment with familiar 3D datacenter structures such as servers,
  power equipment, and displays.

  Since the 3D datacenter is a multi-user virtual world, users can
  effectively collaborate on elements of the datacenter together. The
  3D datacenter application can be used to manage real datacenters and
  it can also be used as a modeling and simulation tool. The IBM
  Virtual Network Operations Center (VNOC) that is used in this
  offering was in fact designed to manage a grid.

  Linking together multiple distributed resources into a common
  virtualized computing platform is what grid is all about right? So
  we can see it, and while virtual worlds are applications often
  deployed on a grid, are we now using a grid to manage a grid? And
  what if we would place business logic in the in-world models, will
  they become 3D information processing machines?
  
  ===================About Rick Reesen (IBM)=============

    Rick Reesen is a Client IT Architect for the Utilities sector in
    the Netherlands who just returned from a two year assignment at
    the IBM Customer Center Montpellier in France, where he led
    several projects that, through industry related examples, extend
    the Montpellier showcase and demonstration capabilities with
    Virtual World technologies. In his enthusiasm for Web2.0 and
    Virtual Worlds (Metaverses), he calls himself a Metaversiast.

    Rick is always searching how certain technologies can provide
    business value, and as member of IBM's global Virtual Worlds
    Coordination Board, he is presenting frequently on the business,
    social and technology aspects of virtual worlds. Website(s): Video
    interview with Rick Reesen.

  ========================================================

* Professional usage of the VL-e/BIG GRID infrastructure; 
  An IBM Life Science use-case and the lessons learned
  Alex de Landgraaf

  "The AMC has a new DNA-sequencer, with the capacity to sequence
  400000 reads (with each read being a chunk of up to 300 DNA bases)
  in a single 7-hour run. Using a combination of adding nucleotides to
  each of the samples, so creating a chemical reaction, and
  high-resolution imaging techniques, the Roche-supplied Genome
  Sequencer FLX System is able to obtain a large amount of information
  from a DNA sample. After data analysis the obtained amount of
  information (the DNA sequence) is fairly limited, however as this is
  a relatively new technique and as geneticists are still actively
  improving the data analysis results it is required to store the raw
  image data as a backup for future processing.

  The amount of raw data generated by each run is about 14GB. With 2
  runs a day, the amount of data storage required is very large
  (10TB/year in the case of continuous usage). If the Genome Sequencer
  FLX System were to be able to store the data on the VL-e/Big Grid
  infrastructure then this would prevent a lot of extra costs and
  headaches for the AMC IT department.

  Use Case: Using a combination of IBM GMAS and the VL-e/Big Grid
  infrastructure the raw sequence data is stored off-site
  automatically. A researcher from within the AMC should be able to
  retrieve any run for running new sequencing algorithms. The
  interface to the data of the runs should not be changed compared to
  the current situation; the researcher should be able to retrieve the
  data directly and not require actions from the IT department."
  
  ========== About Alex de Landgraaf (IBM - VU Amsterdam)============

    Alex de Landgraaf graduated in Artificial Intelligence in 2006 and
    Computer Science in 2008, both at the Vrije Universiteit
    Amsterdam. Over the last half year he has been working for IBM as
    an intern on the VL-e project, specifically on the topic of
    integrating grid resources and normal commercial/production
    environments. Next to his studies he is active in the open source
    community for a number of projects and he does IT consultancy and
    software development via Aperte. Website(s): Aperte, Morphix,
    

  ===================================================================  
 
  * Cloud Computing: Resources on Demand for Everyone
    Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon

    "Grids are used to bring together many resources to construct
    powerful compute environments but in practise the application of
    Grids is still very much in the area of high-performance
    computing. In the past year we have seen the rise of of cloud
    computing as an approach to providing resources for any form of
    computing in a manner that makes these resources available to
    anyone on demand. Amazon.com is one of the pioneers of commercial
    cloud computing and its services are used by scientific computing
    as well as web-scale start-ups, by enterprise support systems as
    well as large scale software testers, for rendering by movie
    studios and as the scalibility basis for many software as a
    services providers. In this presentation we'll dive into the
    history of how Amazon came to develop these services, their
    reliability and scalability requirments, the different usage
    patterns, and the place of cloud computing in broader economic
    patterns."

    ================Werner Vogels (Amazon Web Services)==============

      Dr. Werner Vogels is the Chief Technology Officer and Vice
      President of Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington. In charge of
      driving technology innovation within the company, Vogels has
      broad internal and external responsibilities. He is the only
      executive apart from Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos to speak publicly
      on behalf of Amazon.com. He joined Amazon in September of 2004
      as the Director of Systems Research. He was named Chief
      Technology Officer in January of 2005 and Vice President,
      World-wide Architecture in March of that year.

      Prior to joining Amazon.com, from 1994 until 2004, Dr. Vogels
      was a research scientist at the Computer Science Department of
      Cornell University. He mainly conducted research in scalable
      reliable enterprise systems. From 1999 through 2002 he also held
      a Vice President and Chief Technology position at Reliable
      Network Solutions, Inc. From 1991 through 1994 he was a senior
      researcher at INESC in Lisbon, Portugal. Vogels received a
      Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit in
      Amsterdam, The Netherlands with Prof. Henri Bal and Prof. Andy
      Tanenbaum as his advisors. He is the author of many conference
      and journal articles, mainly on distributed systems technologies
      for enterprise computing systems.

      Vogels maintains a technology oriented weblog named "All Things
      Distributed" which he started in 2001 while he was still a
      scientist at Cornell. It was mainly used to discuss early
      results of his research. After he joined Amazon.com the nature
      of the weblog changed to more personal with some general
      technology and industry writings. 

  ========================================================

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