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Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director, Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryInternet2 is pleased to announce that professor Kathy Yelick, Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will give the 2017 Technology Exchange (TechEX17) keynote address on Monday, Oct. 16.

Yelick's address, "The Superfacility: A New Supermodel for Seamless Scientific Discovery," will describe a new paradigm for scientific research that combines high-performance computing, networking and experimental facilities into a holistic solution. The talk will cover early success stories in areas of biology, astrophysics and others; and the current gaps in technology (workflow tools, algorithms for analysis, programming models, data storage, and data security, etc.) that need to be addressed to move the Superfacility model from a pilot effort to a production and scalable service.

As the Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences ALD, Yelick oversees the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) and the Computational Research Division, which performs research in applied math and computer science and develops tools and techniques for advancing scientific discovery. Together, these groups form an ecosystem for science, which laid the groundwork for the Superfacility concept. Read more about Yelick's talk here.

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The 2017 Technology Exchange will run Oct. 15-18, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on Embarcadero Center. Registration rates vary according to membership level. The California Community Colleges is an Internet2 partner through its membership in the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). Find registration information here.

Conference highlights include:

  • Monday: "SCinet: Advanced Training and Professional Development for Network Engineers – The WINS Experience," "Automating Research Data Management with the Globus Platform,” and “HPC in the Cloud Debate”

  • Tuesday: “Secrets to Success for Grants and Research Collaborations Using Advanced Network Resources,” “Software-Defined Border Router on Campus,” and “Securing HPC: Deploying Low-cost, Open-source Multi-factor Authentication at Scale”

  • Wednesday: “Reducing Security Roadblocks Using Strong Network Identity,” “Accelerated Cloud Adoption Using DevSecOps,” and “Integrating Network Devices Into Your DevOps Workflow”

  • Tutorials: Ten community-provided tutorials offered on Sunday, Oct. 15; don’t forget to register for one when you register for TechEX17. (See below for more information).

  • Co-offered Meetings & Workshops: A variety of community-led workshops are planned; register for these events via the TechEX17 registration page.

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