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4th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing (ScienceCloud) 2013

Co-located with ACM HPDC 2013
New York City, NY, USA -- June 17th, 2013

Workshop Program

  • Location: Grammercy
  • Date: June 17th, 2013
  • Time: 9AM - 5PM

The workshop features a keynote talk by Dr. Ian T. Foster (UChicago/ANL), an invited talk by Radu Sion (Stony Brook), and 7 papers and oral presentations. For more information on the keynote and invited speakers, click here. For a PDF version of this program, click here. If you are attending the workshop, please sign up for the free online registration so that we can keep track of the attendees information.

Time Description Presenter Institution
9:00AM Opening Remarks
9:05AM Keynote -- Science as a Service: How On-Demand Computing Can Accelerate Discovery (Abstract, Slides) Ian T. Foster ANL
10:00AM Break
Session 1: Applications and Services
10:30AM High Performance Risk Aggregation: Addressing the Data Processing Challenge the Hadoop MapReduce Way (Paper, Slides A. Rau-Chaplin
B. Varghese
Z. Yao
Dalhousie Univ.
11:00AM Performance Evaluation of a MongoDB and Hadoop Platform for Scientific Data Analysis (Paper, Slides) E. Dede
M. Govindaraju
D. Gunter
R. Canon
L. Ramakrishnan
11:30AM VIDAS: Object-based Virtualized Data Sharing for High Performance Storage I/O (Paper, Slides) Pablo Llopis
Javier Garcia Blas
Florin Isaila
Jesus Carretero
Univ. Carlos III de Madrid
12:00PM Lunch
Session 2: Cloud Services
1:30PM Invited talk -- To Cloud My Big Data or Not To? Musings at the Intersection of Big Data, Intense Computing and  Clouds (Abstract, Slides) Radu Sion Stony Brook
2:30PM StorkCloud: Data Transfer Scheduling and Optimization as a Service (Paper, Slides) Tevfik Kosar
Engin Arslan
Brandon Ross
Bing Zhang
University at Buffalo
3:00PM Break
Session 3: Technology and Infrastructure
3:30PM Rebalancing in a Multi-Cloud Environment (Paper, Slides) Dmitry Duplyakin
Ali Alzabarah
Paul Marshall
Kate Keahey
Henry Tufo
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
4:00PM Dimensioning the Virtual Cluster for Parallel Scientific Workflows in Clouds (Paper, Slides) Daniel de Oliveira
Vitor Viana
Eduardo Ogasawara
Kary Ocaña
Marta Mattoso
4:30PM HTC Scientific Computing in a Distributed Cloud Environment (Paper, Slides) R.J. Sobie
A. Agarwal
I. Gable
C. Leavett-Brown
M. Paterson
R. Taylor
A. Charbonneau
R. Impey
W. Podiama
Univ. of Victoria
NRC Canada
5:00PM Closing Remarks (Slides)


Invited speakers biographies:


Ian FosterDr. Ian t. Foster, Professor at Unviersity of Chicago, Director at Computation Institute, & Fellow at Argonne National Labotaroty

Dr. Ian Foster is Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. He is also an Argonne Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow, and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science at University of Chicago. He is also involved with both the Open Grid Forum and with the Globus Alliance as an open source strategist. In 2006, he was appointed director of the Computation Institute, a joint project between the University of Chicago, and Argonne. An earlier project, Strand, received the British Computer Society Award for technical innovation. His research resulted in the development of techniques, tools and algorithms for high-performance distributed computing and parallel computing. As a result he is denoted as "the father of the Grid". Foster led research and development of software for the I-WAY wide-area distributed computing experiment, which connected supercomputers, databases and other high-end resources at 17 sites across North America in 1995. His own labs, the Distributed Systems Laboratory is the nexus of the multi-institute Globus Project, a research and development effort that encourages collaborative computing by providing advances necessary for engineering, business and other fields. Furthermore the Computation Institute addresses many of the most challenging computational and communications problems facing Grid implementations today. In 2004, he founded Univa Corporation, which was merged with United Devices in 2007 and operate under the name Univa UD. Foster's honors include the Lovelace Medal of the British Computer Society, the Gordon Bell Prize for high-performance computing (2001), as well as others. He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2003. Dr. Foster also serves as PI or Co-PI on projects connected to the DOE global change program, the National Computational Science Alliance, the NASA Information Power Grid project, the NSF Grid Physics Network, GRIDS Center, and International Virtual Data Grid Laboratory projects, and other DOE and NSF programs. His research is supported by DOE, NSF, NASA, Microsoft, and IBM.

Invited Speaker

Dr. Radu Sion, Associate Professor at Stony Brook University & CEO of Private Machines Inc.

Radu Sion is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University (on leave) and currently the CEO of Private Machines Inc. He remembers when gophers were digging through the Internets and bits were running at slower paces of 512 per second. He is also interested in efficient computing with a touch of cyber-security paranoia, raising rabbits on space ships and sailing catamarans of the Hobie variety.