Discussion on Large Data Management in the Cloud
We write to personally encourage you to participate in an important discussion on the topic of large data management in the cloud, with a focus on research needs. The one-day, face-to-face event is co-sponsored by Internet 2 and Microsoft, and will be held at UC Davis on Thursday, July 26th.
The curation and management of large data has become one of the largest technology challenges facing universities. While the pace of innovation of cloud services is high, a coordinated and affordable strategy to meet the needs of university researchers has yet to emerge. The discussion we plan to have at UC Davis will focus on ways we can make measurable progress in demonstrating need and innovative use of cloud technologies to manage large data for university research. The event will result in a series of pilot projects that will focus in the first phase on the area of genomics and “Bio IT” more broadly, using Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service. UC Davis will serve as the host for this discussion, with leaders from Internet2 and Microsoft Research participating as key partners in the discussion and subsequent projects. We encourage you to attend and suggest other members of he academic community who may be interested in this discussion. (See the draft agenda for the event and background information below and attached.)
To join us, we ask that you please follow these two steps:
- Let us know if you will be participating in person or via video-conference – RSVP by replying to this message by Friday, July 20th at 12 p.m. PST
- Complete your hotel reservation, should you need one, by Friday, July 13. We have made arrangements for a group discount for two nights (07/25-07/26) under the event name of “Large Data Management Conference.” Please contact Maria at the Aggie Inn directly at (530) 753-7100, ext 113. Discounted rates range from $95-$119/night. For more information, see http://www.aggieinn.com/ .
We will work with you to establish a video conference link to your location, and will be available to answer any questions as you prepare for the event. If you would like to discuss the meeting in person, please
contact Gabe Youtsey, Assistant CIO at UC Davis, at (530) 752-0701 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
We look forward to your participation in this event,
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
And Director, UC Davis Genome Center
Peter M. Siegel
And Vice Provost, Information and Educational Technology
University of California, Davis
|9:00am – 9:15||Welcome & Introductions||Pete Segel and Richard Michelmore|
|9:15 – 9:30||Objectives||Khalil Yazdi|
|9:30 – 10:30||Opening Remarks||
|10:30 – 12:00||Diving Deep into the Technical Challenges||Research needs and perspectives|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:45||Distilling the Technical & Research Issues||
|1:45 – 2:45||Developing a Consensus Agreement on Projects||
|2:45 – 3:00||Break|
|3:00 – 3:45||Discussion of Expectations of Participants||Internet2 , Universities, Microsoft|
|3:45 – 4:30||Next Steps|