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October #cloudchat: Supercomputing on demand

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman a supercomputer!

The seemingly limitless potential of supercomputing has been widely touted for its ability to learn, process data, spot trends, deliver business analytics and even answer Jeopardy questions. However, not every business has the resources (or square footage) to house a massive (and expensive) supercomputer. That’s where cloud comes in.

Cloud allows the power of supercomputing’s real-time predictive analytics to be delivered to the palm of your hand, and provides massive benefits to any industry. This month, our #cloudchat will focus on the possibilities of supercomputing in the cloud and what needs to be done in order to bring the potential benefits to fruition. Join us this Thursday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 5 p.m. ET to discuss with our panel of experts:

Guest moderator: Cade Metz, Editor, Wired Enterprise 

Dan Kusnetzky, Kusnetzky Group LLC

Dan Kusnetzky, Analyst and Founder of Kusnetzky Group LLC, is responsible for research, publications and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. He has been responsible for research operations at the 451 Group, corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange, system software and virtualization research at IDC, and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation. Today, Mr. Kusnetzky focuses on system software, virtualization technology and cloud computing.

Ram Rajamony, IBM Research

Dr. Ram Rajamony is the chief performance architect on the DARPA-sponsored PERCS project at IBM Research in Austin, Texas. He has had a significant role in the project’s design, implementation, test, and application development. He has co-authored more than 25 patents and 25 technical papers. Dr. Rajamony was designated an IBM Master Inventor in 2008 and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery. He received a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1989, and a Ph.D. degree from Rice University in 1998.

Addison Snell, CEO Intersect360 Research Follow @addisonsnell

Addison Snell is a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010’s “People to Watch” by HPCwire. Addison was previously an HPC industry analyst for IDC. Prior to IDC, he gained recognition as a marketing leader and spokesperson for SGI’s supercomputing products and strategy. Addison holds a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Walter Falk, Business development executive, IBM Cloud Follow @walterfalk

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As always, here’s the full rundown of how the #cloudchat works:

  • What: A Twitter chat is an online conversation held at a pre-arranged time following a specific hashtag, in this case #cloudchat. You will need a Twitter ID to take part.
  • When: Thursday, October 11, at 4 p.m. ET, repeating the 2nd Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. ET.
  • Where: The chat can be followed on Twitter using the hashtag #cloudchat. Alternatively, log on and access the chat on twebevent. A recap will be posted on this blog the following Friday.
  • Why: To facilitate additional industry dialogue and provide a forum for questions, idea sharing, and problem solving. We want your input on what you’d like to discuss during future chats, so please leave a comment on this post or tweet @ibmcloud with topic ideas.
  • Who: Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!
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