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The ISC Cloud 2014 Conference?

The ISC Cloud conference was held in Heidelberg, Germany, with a focus on the relation between Cloud Computing and HPC (High Performance Computing). The 2014 event, the fifth in the series, had a truly international scope, attracting over 100 participants from a number of European countries, Japan and the US.

The conference offered sessions spanning a range of topics, including the latest HPC cloud trends and the successful deployment of cloud technology across industrial and research applications. Other highlights included an Amazon tutorial on using AWS for HPC clusters, a lively vendor panel, a series of talks on EU-backed cloud initiatives, and a discussion by software vendors on how they are moving their offerings into the cloud. In addition, issues related to licensing models, privacy and security were addressed in a number of sessions by vendors and participants alike.

The contribution from CommLedge was done as in continuation of the work done in ETSI on
Cloud Standards Coordination.

ISC Cloud 2014

Cloud Meets High Performance Computing

September 28-29, 2014 - Heidelberg

Session: Challenges

Main questions addressed
  • Challenges for Cloud computing in Procurement
  • Next generation architecture for Cloud Computing
  • Security and Privacy design
  • Cloud Computing Standardization