[ESIP-all] Microsoft Azure4Research Talk ---- Scale out your Research Computation using Microsoft Azure

Chaowei Yang via ESIP-all esip-all at lists.esipfed.org
Fri May 30 10:41:42 EDT 2014


It would be great to have a cloud computing session at EarthCube All-Hands. The ESIP cloud computing cluster is established to exchange ideas about cloud computing for geosciences. We have had great talks from Amazon, Eucalyptus, and several other companies talks as well as cross agency briefing, e.g., GeoCloud. And we'll have Azure4Research from Weming next Monday. Many publications were also generated from these discussions. It is the right time to set the foundation for EarthCube to adopt cloud computing and we hope that we can include some of the best practices in the EarthCube cloud discussion. 

The meeting will be held next Monday 1-2pm EST. Please feel free to dial in the introduce the session in a few minutes. 

Chaowei Phil Yang, Ph.D.,
Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center; www.stcenter.net
Co-Director, Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing http://cisc.gmu.edu/
Chair, ISPRS ICWG IV/II: Computing Optimization for SDB and LBS http://www2.isprs.org/commissions/comm4/icwg42.html
Professor, GGS, GMU, http://ggs.gmu.edu/
Tel: 703-993-4742 (O)

Yang C., Huang Q., Li Z., Xu C., Liu K., 2014. Spatial Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach. CRC Press. 358p.
Online content and downloads: http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466593169
From: Baru, Chaitanya [baru at sdsc.edu]
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 2:29 AM
To: Mattmann, Chris A (3980); Chaowei Yang; ESIP-all at lists.esipfed.org
Cc: Ross Gardler
Subject: Re: [ESIP-all] Microsoft Azure4Research Talk ---- Scale out your Research Computation using Microsoft Azure

FYI, Wenming is part of a group we have formed called, the EarthCube Cloud
Commons (ECC), whose objective is to encourage adoption of cloud computing
for geoscience research. We are creating a few demo VM’s for the VM Depot.
We hope to have some demos for the EarthCube All-Hands Meeting.
Please feel free to join this activity—by sending me email at
baru at sdsc.edu.


On 5/29/14, 8:25 PM, "Mattmann, Chris A (3980) via ESIP-all"
<esip-all at lists.esipfed.org> wrote:

>This is great Phil. We may want to invite Ross Gardler to this
>(CC'ed). He is on the Apache board and he has spoken to ESIP before
>about VMDepot at Microsoft which has similar goals I think.
>Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
>Chief Architect
>Instrument Software and Science Data Systems Section (398)
>NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
>Office: 168-519, Mailstop: 168-5th floor
>Email: chris.a.mattmann at nasa.gov
>WWW:  http://sunset.usc.edu/~mattmann/
>Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science Department
>University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chaowei Yang via ESIP-all <esip-all at lists.esipfed.org>
>Reply-To: Chaowei Yang <cyang3 at gmu.edu>
>Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014 6:39 PM
>To: "ESIP-all at lists.esipfed.org" <ESIP-all at lists.esipfed.org>
>Subject: [ESIP-all] Microsoft Azure4Research Talk ---- Scale out your
>Research Computation using Microsoft Azure
>>Dear All,
>>The cloud computing cluster invited Dr. Wenming Ye from Microsoft to talk
>>about how Azure can be adopted for geoscience research. We look forward
>>to your participation.
>>Learn how easy it is to move beyond your desktop using the cloud.
>>Microsoft Azure provides a highly scalable and flexible cloud
>>infrastructure for big data computations.
>>Areas covered in the session:
>>€How cloud computing enables you to run data-intensive computations, and
>>at scale
>>€Easily running parameter sweep/map reduce compute jobs for your
>>scientific analysis
>>€Developing, deploying, and running scaled out R, Matlab, and Python
>>applications on Microsoft Azure
>>Discover the resources available to help you take advantage of cloud
>>computing for your research, including Microsoft Azure awards, free
>>training courses around the world, online training, and technical papers
>>at www.azure4research.com.
>>Wenming Ye is a Sr. Research Program Manager at Microsoft Research. His
>>current responsibility is helping researchers to utilize Cloud-based Big
>>Data and Big Compute tools in their research. After completing his
>>graduate work at CU Boulder, Mr. Ye joined SRI International, where he
>>focused on design and development of innovative wireless, handheld, and
>>Web-based simulation tools and services. Mr. Ye returned to Boulder as a
>>Sr. developer on the commercialization team at Tech-X Corp, where he
>>developed and productized large-scale HPC software. Mr. Ye then joined
>>Microsoft as a Sr. technical evangelist worked on products including
>>Windows HPC, Technical Computing, Microsoft Azure and HDInsight.
>>Chaowei Phil Yang, Ph.D.,
>>Director, NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center; www.stcenter.net
>>Co-Director, Center for Intelligent Spatial Computing
>>Chair, ISPRS ICWG IV/II: Computing Optimization for SDB and LBS
>>Professor, GGS, GMU, http://ggs.gmu.edu/
>>Tel: 703-993-4742 (O)
>>Yang C., Huang Q., Li Z., Xu C., Liu K., 2014. Spatial Cloud Computing: A
>>Practical Approach. CRC Press. 358p.
>>Online content and downloads:
>>ESIP-all mailing list
>>ESIP-all at lists.esipfed.org
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