InTheLoop | 07.06.2015
ALD Kathy Yelick to Preview CS Strategic Directions at July 8 All-Hands Meeting
Kathy Yelick, Associate Lab Director for Computing Sciences, will give a presentation on future strategic directions at an all-hands meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, in the Bldg. 50 auditorium. Computing Sciences staff who cannot attend in person can view the slides and hear the talk via ReadyTalk. The presentation is part of an ongoing effort to prepare for a review of CS’ strategic plan, which will be held in September.
Intel’s Genevieve Bell to Give CS Distinguished Lecture, Friday, July 17
Dr. Genevieve Bell, a noted anthropologist and Intel Fellow in the Corporate Strategy Office at Intel, will be the next speaker in the Computing Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series. Bell will give her talk at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. At Intel, Bell leads an R&D team of social scientists, interaction designers and human factors engineers to drive consumer-centric product innovation in Intel's consumer electronics business. »Read more.
ESnet’s Inder Monga to Give Keynote at UK Workshop on Using SDN to Build Smarter Cities
Inder Monga, ESnet’s chief technology officer, will give a keynote talk on "SDN Opportunities in Smart Cities" at a July 7 workshop on The Software Defined Network – Programmable City. The workshop, to be held in Bristol, England, is sponsored by Bristol Is Open and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open software-defined networking (SDN).
According to the organizers, the emergence of smart technology in cities such as Bristol, is generating many Internet of Things (IoT) requirements that industry organizations like ONF will implement in future protocol development. As one of the leaders in liveable smart cities, Bristol will be an important resource for ONF, as a source of information in the development of future IoT specific standards.
Monga is an internationally recognized leader in SDN and has given talks on the subject at meetings around the globe and is an ONF research associate. In recognition of ESnet’s leadership in SDN, Monga was asked to organize a two-day workshop in Washington, D.C. in December 2013 to plan a path forward to develop, deploy and operate a prototype SDN network.
This Week's CS Seminars
CS Summer Student Talk Series
Big Bang, Big Data, Big Iron: High Performance Computing for Cosmic Microwave Background Data Analysis
Thursday, July. 9, 11 a.m., 50F-1647 & OSF, Room 254 (video conference)
Julian Borrill, Berkeley Lab Computational Cosmology Center
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) is the last echo of the Big Bang, and carries within it the imprint of the entire history of the Universe. Decoding this preposterously faint signal requires us to gather every-increasing volumes of data, and reduce them on the most powerful high performance computing (HPC) resources available to us at any epoch. In this talk, I will describe the challenge of CMB analysis in an evolving HPC landscape.