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An Introduction to Data Intensive Science and Cloud Computing

Open Science Data Cloud Tutorial
May 30, 2012 8:00AM to May 31, 2012 5:45PM
University of Chicago, Searle Lab 240A
Training Class

The Computation Institute presents "An Introduction to Data Intensive Science and Cloud Computing" a two day tutorial Wed., May 30-Thu., May 31.

Classes will take place at the Computation Institute, Room 240 A/B. The Computation Institute is located in the Searle Chemistry Laboratory at 5735 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637.

Scientific instruments are producing unprecedented amounts of data, yet our ability to manage, analyze, integrate and share this data has not been keeping up. As the amount of data grows, so does our ability to make new discoveries by integrating and analyze existing datasets.

The University of Chicago will give a tutorial introduction to utility clouds and to data clouds, both of which are being used to support data intensive computing. Utility clouds provide user-provisioned, on-demand infrastructure. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a commercial provider of utility cloud services, and groups can set up their own utility clouds with OpenStack, as well as other applications. Data clouds provide large-scale storage over commodity hardware and simple to use parallel processing over the storage. Hadoop is the best known example of a data cloud. Both OpenStack and Hadoop are open source.

The tutorials include hands-on laboratory sessions each day. The laboratory sessions require that users bring their own laptop.

Space for this two day tutorial is limited. Complete an online registration form:

Users will receive a confirmation email to complete registration. Due to space limitations, to be fully registered, users must receive a confirmation email.

For more information contact Cindy Rogowski at