Join Rob Gillen and Dave Nielsen as they discuss how the scientific community harnesses the cloud for high performance computing. Rob, from Planet Technologies, illustrates how Cloud Computing fits into the areas of computational biology and image processing and shares a neat example of gene mapping using the Windows Azure Blast tool.
Rob has spent over 10 years as a Solutions Architect for Planet Technologies. During that time he has spent 7 years working with service providers and hosting companies around the world helping them deploy Microsoft technolgies to deliver services to their customers. He has spent the last three years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he is currently a member of the Computer Science Research Group working on solutions for utilizing the cloud for scientific computing.
Dave Nielsen, Co-founder of CloudCamp & Principal at Platform D, is a world-renowned Cloud Computing strategy consultant and speaker. He is also the founder of CloudCamp, a series of more than 200 unconferences, all over the world, where he enjoys engaging in discussions with developers & executives about the benefits, challenges & opportunities of Cloud Computing. Prior to CloudCamp, Dave worked at PayPal where he ran the PayPal Developer Network & Strikeiron where he managed Partner Programs.
Rob Gillen and Dave Nielsen recommend you check out
- Dave Nielsen on Twitter
- Rob Gillen's blog
- Free Windows Azure Trial
- Windows Azure SDK
- Cloud Camps
- Microsoft Cloud Services