Cloud Working Group

When & Where

  • Schedule: Alternating Thursdays, 4 - 6pm, Fall 2016 session
    • ​Next session: 4pm @ December 8th, 2016 (Track 1)
  • Location: D-Lab: Convening Room (356 Barrows Hall)

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Description

Co-hosted by BRC (Berkeley Research Computing) and D-Lab (Social Sciences Data Laboratory), the group coordinates talks and trainings focused on cloud computing services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform; as well as emerging cloud platforms on national infrastructure like XSEDE. The specific activities and topics will depend on the interests and needs of the members, including virtual machines, docker containers, high performance computing, and related topics.

The group is open to people of all skill levels and the activities in subgroups will accommodate interests from Absolute Beginner to Seasoned Pro. Mentors and consultants who have experience with cloud computing will be available during the sessions to work with members of the group.

This semester we are offering three tracks to help focus on the right content for the right audience:

TRACK 1: Cloud-based Workflows for Research, Teaching, and Training

TRACK 2: Research Computing & Data Architecture + Advanced CyberInfrastructure

TRACK 3: Cloud Architecture & Infrastructure

 

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Fall 2016 Sessions

 

TRACK 1: Cloud-based Workflows for Research, Teaching, and Training

When: Thu, December 8th @ 4pm-6pm
Where: 356 Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Data Intensive Social Sciences)
Alternating Thursdays @ 4pm for the rest of the semester
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What: 

  • From 4-5pm we will have our first hands-on session that will walk you through how to run:
    Final session of Cloud WG: High-quality, curated Docker containers shared between Cloud, Machine Learning, and Text Analysis Working Groups
  • From 5-6pm we will organize into break-out groups according to project areas of interest to you.

Here's a preview of what's to come:

 

 

TRACK 2: Research Computing & Data Architecture + Advanced CyberInfrastructure

When & Where: next session date & time TBD @ Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
What: future topics may include:

  • Containers on HPC: Docker, Shifter, and Singularity
  • Data Transfers with Globus for reliable, high-speed data movement
  • Jupyter Notebooks on BRC clusters
  • JupyterHub interactive high-performance node

 

TRACK 3: Cloud Architecture & Infrastructure

When: TBD
              Recurs monthly on third Wednesday @ 4pm for the rest of the semester
Where: remote-access via BlueJeans
What: UC-wide AWS User Group

 

Sessions from Past Semesters

Spring 2016 Sessions

   
Feb 11 Clusters in the Cloud on AWS and Azure (slides)
Feb 25 Orchestrating the AWS Cloud for your Research Workflow (slides)
Mar 10 Cloud-based Virtual Desktop Environments (ÆoD slides, AWS WorkSpaces slides)
Mar 24 Spring Break, no session
Apr 7 XSEDE overview and intro to new systems: Comet, Jetstream & Bridges (Overview, Comet, Jetstream, Bridges)
Apr 21 Cloud Data Management (slides)
May 5 WordPress on AWS