WiCS Talk: The Massachusetts Open Cloud

Title: The Massachusetts Open Cloud
Speaker: Orran Krieger and Piyanai Saowarattitada
Location: MCS 148
Time: April 16th, 5-6pm
Sponsor: Women in Computer Science

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The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) is a new public cloud project announced by Governor Patrick in April 2014. It is a collaboration between the state, local universities and industry. The MOC will stand apart from existing single-provider clouds by enabling multiple entities to provide (rather than just consume) computing resources and services on a level playing field. Companies researchers and innovators can expose hardware or software services through the MOC, make them available to a large community of users, and derive revenue from doing so. In doing so, the MOC will provide unprecedented visibility and control to users of the cloud, allowing multiple users to simultaneously develop services that meet their specific needs while being isolated from both a performance and security perspective. We will describe the project vision, current status and some of the key technologies the project is developing.

The project is led at BU with academic partners from Northeastern, MIT, Harvard and University of Massachusetts. Industry partners include Cisco, Red Hat, Juniper, Dell, Intel, Lenovo, Mellanox, Brocade, DataDirect Networks, Mathworks, and Cambridge Computer Services.

Orran Krieger is the lead on the Massachusetts Open Cloud, Founding Director for the Cloud Computing Initiative (CCI) at BU, Resident Fellow of the Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a Professor of the practice at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University. Before coming to BU, he spent five years at VMware starting and working on vCloud. Prior to that he was a researcher and manager at IBM T. J. Watson, leading the Advanced Operating System Research Department. Orran did his PhD and MASc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto.

Piyanai Saowarattitada is the Technical Manager of the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project at the Hariri Institute at BU. Prior to joining the MOC in January 2015, Piyanai spent her system software engineering career in various Research and Development organizations at Hewlett Packard on many revenue generating Enterprise grade products including but not limited to HP Cloud Services, HP Integrity Virtual Machines, Cluster File System and various areas in HP proprietary Unix Operating systems. She received her Master Of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. She obtained her PMP certificate in 2014. In her spare time, she likes to explore Wearable Technology, Data Science, and Effects of Computers in Human Behaviors.

About BU Women in Computer Science:
BU Women in CS (WiCS) is an undergraduate organization dedicated to creating a supportive community for young computer scientists of all genders and encouraging interest in technology.
Learn more about us at: https://buwics.wordpress.com/



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