Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Universiti Sains Malaysia Hosts the Country's First National Workshop on Cloud Computing

12.04.2011
Researchers and industry players from around the world have been invited to take part in The National Cloud Computing Workshop 2011 (Cloud2011), starting today at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The workshop is the first of its kind in Malaysia to focus on this up-and-coming area of ICT.

Cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in ICT today and is having a big impact on the current ICT eco-system and landscape. Most of the well-known IT vendors provide cloud solutions that are actively adopted by companies and agencies, and recently the US government has allocated almost 25% of the total 2012 IT budget (USD20 billion) for cloud computing; according to statistics from a Gartner study: $46.41 billion in 2008, $56.30 billion in 2009 and $150.1 billion (projected) in 2013.

The academic community is also actively involved by doing research into this emerging area and it has become an important topic at conferences and in journals. One definition of cloud computing is "a model for enabling convenient, on–demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." It incorporates features such as agility, cost reduction (especially capital expenditure and total cost of ownership), speed, device and location independence, multi-tenancy, reliability, scalability, security, maintenance and metering.

In Malaysia, the National Grid Computing Initiative (NGCI) has been actively involved in supporting the emerging technology of grid computing and its members have organized a series of the workshops and forums. Grid computing is one of the key enablers for cloud computing besides other technologies such as virtualization and service-oriented architecture.

Against this background, USM have organised the first national workshop on cloud computing with the aims of:

1. Increasing awareness of cloud computing - roles, benefits and solutions;

2. Showcasing cloud computing research - platforms and applications from industry & academic;

3. Discussing the future direction of cloud & grid computing in Malaysia.

The keynote speaker at the workshop is Professor Rajkumar Buyya, Director of Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems Laboratory, University of Melbourne, a well-known international researcher in this area. He has authored over 350 publications and has presented over 250 talks on his vision of IT future and advanced computing technologies. Well-known industry players in cloud computing such as Microsoft, Red Hat, and BT Frontline will also share their cutting edge solutions and technologies. Other researchers from the NGCI community have been invited to present their research work and discuss important aspects of cloud computing.

The conference started today in the Gurney Hotel in Penang and will end on the 12th April.

For further information, contact:

Cloud2011 Secretariat,
School of Computer Sciences,
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 6533263/3612/4388
Fax: +60 4 656 3244
Email: cloud2011(at)cs.usm.my
Mohamad Abdullah,
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 653 2193/3105
Fax: +60 4 658 8444
Email: pro(at)notes.usm.my

Mohamad Abdullah | Research asia research news
Further information:
http://www.usm.my
http://www.researchsea.com

More articles from Seminars Workshops:

nachricht Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection
30.11.2016 | Fraunhofer IPM

nachricht 4th UKP-Workshop 2017 – Save the Date!
15.09.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

All articles from Seminars Workshops >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Making lightweight construction suitable for series production

More and more automobile companies are focusing on body parts made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). However, manufacturing and repair costs must be further reduced in order to make CFRP more economical in use. Together with the Volkswagen AG and five other partners in the project HolQueSt 3D, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed laser processes for the automatic trimming, drilling and repair of three-dimensional components.

Automated manufacturing processes are the basis for ultimately establishing the series production of CFRP components. In the project HolQueSt 3D, the LZH has...

Im Focus: Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics

Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.

"The structural robustness of thin metal films has significant importance for the reliable operation of smart skin and flexible electronics including...

Im Focus: Deep inside Galaxy M87

The nearby, giant radio galaxy M87 hosts a supermassive black hole (BH) and is well-known for its bright jet dominating the spectrum over ten orders of magnitude in frequency. Due to its proximity, jet prominence, and the large black hole mass, M87 is the best laboratory for investigating the formation, acceleration, and collimation of relativistic jets. A research team led by Silke Britzen from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has found strong indication for turbulent processes connecting the accretion disk and the jet of that galaxy providing insights into the longstanding problem of the origin of astrophysical jets.

Supermassive black holes form some of the most enigmatic phenomena in astrophysics. Their enormous energy output is supposed to be generated by the...

Im Focus: A Quantum Low Pass for Photons

Physicists in Garching observe novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons.

The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, the so-called...

Im Focus: Microprocessors based on a layer of just three atoms

Microprocessors based on atomically thin materials hold the promise of the evolution of traditional processors as well as new applications in the field of flexible electronics. Now, a TU Wien research team led by Thomas Müller has made a breakthrough in this field as part of an ongoing research project.

Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Expert meeting “Health Business Connect” will connect international medical technology companies

20.04.2017 | Event News

Wenn der Computer das Gehirn austrickst

18.04.2017 | Event News

7th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics in Freiburg on April 3-5, 2017

03.04.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

DGIST develops 20 times faster biosensor

24.04.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imaging

24.04.2017 | Materials Sciences

Atomic-level motion may drive bacteria's ability to evade immune system defenses

24.04.2017 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>