2 October: Lab in the Clouds workshop at DTL Communities@Work

Dr Irene Nooren (SURF) and Dr Arnoud van der Maas (Radboudumc, ELIXIR-NL) will organise a workshop ‘Lab in the Clouds: the cloud as your research environment’ at the DTL Communities@Work conference on 2 October 2018 in Utrecht. SURF and ELIXIR-NL are involved as co-organisers.

Current cloud technology makes it possible to build your own virtual research environment using public or private cloud ICT infrastructure (compute, operating systems) and modular service components (e.g., web services). This offers opportunities to support public and public-private research projects, using publicly available or commercial compute resources.

This workshop will be helpful if you are considering to use cloud solutions in your research. Please join us! We will look at strong examples of the use of cloud computing and how cloud services can support virtual research workspaces. A range of aspects will be discussed on the basis of expert input. As these services may become part of the offer of the national ICT research infrastructure, we will also cover the future needs for research cloud services, addressing questions such as

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of public vs private cloud offerings?
  • How can we make sure research services are portable, scaling between heterogeneous compute clusters (local, national, commercial)?
  • What are performance requirements and what level of support is needed?

For whom?

  • Researchers in data and compute-intensive projects
  • Research Software Engineers
  • Data and IT specialists of institutes dealing with such projects
  • Health-RI-Data4Lifesciences WP2/4, Health-RI data team

DTL Communities@work
On 2 October 2018, DTL will organise its Communities@Work conference in Utrecht. The  conference welcomes all professionals working in the fields of life science and data science to participate and jointly develop life science data solutions. The meeting will feature lectures, interactive workshops, poster presentations, stakeholder and sponsor booths, and it will offer ample network opportunities. All activities are organised in close collaboration with DTL partner communities. Read more and register.


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