I have become convinced that “software above the level of the device” whether it’s called Grid, Farm, Cluster, Multi-Core, ManyCore, or Cloud Computing represents a significant opportunity for application development by start-ups. The IEEE Stanford (Student Chapter), IEEE Computer Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter), and NATEA are jointly sponsoring an event this Saturday that offers an excellent set of speakers on various aspects of cloud computing. The announcement is here http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer/ it’s 8:30 to 3:45 at Cubberley Auditorium on the Stanford Campus.
- Hamid Pirahesh, IBM Almaden Research, “Impact of Cloud Computing on Software System Architecture”
- Jimmy Lin, University of Maryland at College Park, “Scalable Text Processing with MapReduce”
- Jim Rivera, Salesforce.com, “Platform as a Service: Changing the Economics of Innovation”
- Joydeep Sen Sarma and Ashish Thusoo, Facebook, “Hive: Datawarehousing and Analytics on Hadoop”
- Hairong Kuang, Yahoo, “Take an internal look at Hadoop”
- Mano Marks, Google, “App Engine: Building a Scalable Web Application on Google’s infrastructure“
- Kevin Beyer, IBM Almaden Research,“Jaql: Querying JSON data on Hadoop”
- Mihai Budiu, Microsoft Research, “DryadLINQ – a language for data-parallel computation on clusters”
- Jinesh Varia, Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, “Cloud Architectures”
This looks to be a very good overview on various aspects of Cloud Computing.
It’s only $65 ($60 for IEEE and NATEA members, $30 for students) sign-up at the NATEA registration page.