Session: The Simplification of Supercomputing: Clustering, Appliances and Grid Computing
  Title: The Simplification of Supercomputing: Clustering, Appliances and Grid Computing
  Chair: Bill Blake (SVP of Product Development, Netezza Corp.)
  Time: Friday, November 21, 10:30AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 38-39
  Speaker(s)/Author(s):  
  Chair: Bill Blake (SVP of Product Development, Netezza Corp.); Panelists: Marshall Peterson (CTO of the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation), Steve Oberlin (Founder and CEO of Unlimted Scale), Dr. Andrew Grimshaw (Founder and CTO of Avaki), Mark Seager (Assistant Department Head for Terascale Systems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Russ Miller (Director for the Center of Computational Research at SUNY-Buffalo)
   
  Description:
  In the beginning, supercomputing involved utilizing gigantic machines stored in huge rooms at only the top locations. Today, however, the supercomputing world is experiencing a change-powerful yet lower cost forms of supercomputing are becoming commonplace thanks to the emergence of practices such as the use of Linux clustering, grid computing and the onset of appliances. Future computing sites, especially in the life sciences, will combine these components into massive data factories that pipeline automated instrumentation, supercomputers and analytic databases and then integrate the results with geographically separated compute and data grids.
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