Big Data and HPC in the Cloud | Boston, MA
Friday, April 27, 2012
Big Data and High Performance Computing (HPC) are more than just buzz words. Thousands of companies today are using data to differentiate their products and disrupt a growing number of industries, including media/advertising, retail, gaming, health care, and financial services. Learn how the AWS cloud can cost effectively provide the scalable computing resources, storage services, and analytics tools required for anyone to participate in these technologies. Join us for customer presentations, how-to sessions, and overviews specifically designed for both those new to Big Data and HPC and experienced users looking to learn about what’s new.
We'll aim to cover:
- Data collection and management at all scales
- Hadoop and scale out computation with Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
- High performance parallel computing GPU accelerated analytics
- Remix and reuse pipelines with Simple Workflow
Who Should Attend?
Engineers, architects, product managers, data scientists, high performance computing specialists, grid users and researchers from industry and academia, along with technically-minded business stakeholders looking to put data to work for their organization.
Dr. Matt Wood, AWS Product Manager for Big Data & HPC
Dr. Matt Wood is the Product Manager for Big Data and HPC for Amazon Web Services. Matt discusses the technical and business aspects of cloud computing throughout the world. With a background in the life sciences and a PhD in Bioinformatics, he is interested in helping teams of all sizes bring their ideas to life through technology.
John Rauser, Amazon Data Scientist
John Rauser is an Amazon Data Scientist & Principal Quantitative Engineer on Amazon Web Services' Infrastructure team where he works to optimize all aspects of Amazon's data center infrastructure.
|8:30am to 9:30am||Registration, Expo and Continental Breakfast (John Hancock Hall)|
|9:30am to 10:00am||Welcome and Keynote – Matt Wood, PhD, AWS Product Manager for Big Data & HPC and John Rauser, Amazon Data Scientist|
|10:00am to 10:50am||Big Data and Elastic MapReduce - Adam Gray, Sr. Product Manager, Amazon Elastic MapReduce with AWS customers: |
Topher Lin, Data Engineer, Airbnb,
Anupam Singh, VP, Technology, MarketShare, and
Jeff Sternberg from CapitalIQ
|10:50am to 11:40am||High performance computing with EC2 – Deepak Singh, PhD, Principal Product Manager, EC2 with AWS customers: |
Justin Riley from MIT,
Brian Balgley from Bioproximity and
Alessandro Monge from Schrodinger
|11:40am to 11:45am||Closing remarks - Matt Wood, PhD, AWS Product Manager for Big Data & HPC|
|11:45am to 1:00pm||Solutions Expo in lobby|
|12:30pm to 2:30pm||▼ Optional Hands-On Session (registration closed) & Lunch |
(Dorothy Quincy Suite)
In addition to presentations from customers and the AWS team, we'll also be hosting an additional data workshop. Using real world examples, this hands-on tutorial takes a guided tour through the provisioning and orchestration of large scale, distributed systems: from parallel tasks on EC2 to Hadoop and Hive with Elastic MapReduce. Bring along a laptop and work alongside your peers and AWS architects; we'll provide free service credits to cover the cost of your infrastructure.
The first Hands-on Session is full. Please register on-site for the second hands-on session.
|2:30pm to 4:30pm||▼ Just Added! Second Optional Hands-On Session  & Break |
(Dorothy Quincy Suite)
Due to popular demand, we have added a second hands-on session. This will be a repeat of the 12:30pm session for those that were unable to register for the first session. Using real world examples, this hands-on tutorial takes a guided tour through the provisioning and orchestration of large scale, distributed systems: from parallel tasks on EC2 to Hadoop and Hive with Elastic MapReduce. Bring along a laptop and work alongside your peers and AWS architects; we'll provide free service credits to cover the cost of your infrastructure.
Register on-site for this session.
Back Bay Events Center, John Hancock Hall | 200 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
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Back Bay Events Center is located within blocks of several MBTA stations.
- Back Bay Station - servicing Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and the Orange Line, Located on Dartmouth Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, and on Clarendon Street near Columbus Avenue.
- Copley Square Station - servicing the Green Line. Located at 640 Boylston Street and 230 Dartmouth Street.
- Arlington Street Station - servicing the Green Line. Located at 300 Boylston Street and 20 Arlington Street.
Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is conveniently one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.