ISC Cloud 2012 BOFs: Applications/Software, Reference Architectures and Data Transfer

October 2, 2012

At ISC Cloud 2012, talking points for the Birds of a Feather sessions were hand-picked by the participants. While the importance of security was a key theme throughout the two-day event, other salient topics emerged during the voting process. The finalized BoF roster included "Applications and software in the cloud," "HPC Cloud Reference Architectures" and "Data Transfer in/out of Clouds." Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC, Clouds & Big Data Converge at ISC Cloud 2012 – Part Two

October 2, 2012

The HPC cloud space is still a work in progress, but judging from a set of European conferences that took place this September, there is also actual progress to speak of. With GlobusEUROPE and the EGI Technical Forum in Prague from Sept. 17-21, and ISC Cloud in Mannheim, Germany, Sept. 24-25, there was an abundance of topics to cover. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HPC, Clouds & Big Data Converge at ISC Cloud 2012 – Part One

September 25, 2012

The last week of September, ISC Cloud had its third annual event in Mannheim, Germany, organized by Uber Cloud Experiment leader Wolfgang Gentzsch. The broad-ranging yet ambitiously-dense program attracted a nice balance of users and technology enablers from research and industry. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Legal Aspects of Cloud Computing

August 13, 2012

HPC and grid/cloud expert Wolfgang Gentzsch conducts an interview with Paolo Balboni, scientific director of the European Privacy Association and founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting in Milan. Dr. Balboni will be featured speaker at ISC Cloud in Mannheim, Germany, Sept. 26-27, 2012, where he will be discussing the legal aspects of cloud computing. Read more…

By Wolfgang Gentzsch

Vendor Showdown Puts HPC Clouds in Spotlight

October 3, 2011

Vendors in the high performance cloud space were put in the hot seat during last week's ISC Cloud event in Mannheim, Germany. Representatives from twelve companies, including HP, Intel, SGI, Bull and others, took part in a "gameshow" event that featured tough questions and a competitive reason to answer them thoroughly. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

HPC Meets Clouds in Mannheim

September 26, 2011

In our first in a series of reports and interviews from ISC Cloud '11 in Mannheim, Germany, we sit down with conference chair, Wolfgang Gentzsch to discuss trends in high performance computing in the cloud--and where the increasing commonalities lie for those exploring HPC clouds for academic and industrial or enterprise use. Gentzsch discusses the prevalence of private and hybrid clouds and lends insight to broader movements in this rapidly evolving space. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

ISC Cloud: Interview with Chairman Wolfgang Gentzsch

September 12, 2011

ISC Cloud '11 in Mannheim, Germany is just around the corner. We caught up with the event's chairman, Wolfgang Getzsch to find out what to expect. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Accelerating Discovery by Outsourcing the Mundane: An Interview with Ian Foster

August 29, 2011

ISC Cloud Conference Chairman Wolfgang Gentzsch spoke with Ian Foster, Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory about an upcoming talk he is set to give about how cloud computing tools can keep science moving forward faster than ever.<br /> Read more…

By Wolfgang Gentzsch

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