NEW YORK — Cycle Computing, a provider of cloud computing orchestration software for big compute and big data, announced that Rob Futrick, CTO of Cycle Computing, will be the keynote speaker at DataCloud 2015, the 6th International Workshop on Data Intensive Computing in the Clouds.
In his talk, Futrick will pose the question, “Why would you NOT use public clouds for your big compute workloads?” His presentation will outline the shift toward the cloud for compute-intensive and data-intensive workloads that have historically been executed on in-house HPC environments. He will be discussing several large-scale production workloads running on public cloud, the challenges to making them work, and how public clouds can enable better, faster science.
The event will co-located with Supercomputing/SC 2015 in Austin, TX — November 15, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel. Further information on the event can be found at http://datasys.cs.iit.edu/events/DataCloud2015/program_draft.html
As CTO, Rob drives the company’s vision: that greater access to compute enables people to ask bigger questions, obtain faster answers to help create a better world. He brings more than 17 years of engineering and management experience to Cycle. As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) user since 2007, he’s equally eager to discuss the benefits of the cloud, as well as share the scars he’s accumulated over years spent in the trenches. Prior to Cycle, Rob studied computer science at Cornell University, and co-founded Immersive Technologies, among other endeavors.
About Cycle Computing
Cycle Computing is a provider of cloud computing orchestration software for big compute and big data. The company believes that greater access to compute enables people to ask bigger questions, obtain faster answers, to help create a better world. Cycle Computing software leverages cloud resources to make computation in the cloud productive at any scale, by orchestrating workflows, managing data, balancing cloud options, and enabling users in a secure, controlled way. Since 2005, Cycle Computing software has been used to deploy virtual clusters and storage for government, universities, Fortune 500s, and all sizes of data-driven, innovative companies, like The Aerospace Corporation, Lockheed Martin, Purdue University, JP Morgan Chase and Pfizer, leveraging millions of hours of cloud-based computation.