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Andrzej Goscinski

Andrzej Goscinski

School of Information Technology, Deakin University

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing

Associate Editor, Inderscience's International Journal on Cloud Computing

Associate Editor, Springer's Future Generation Computer Systems

General, Program, and Honorary Chair of IEEE Conference Program


July 2, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: Toward SaaS Clouds Supporting HPC Biology and Medicine Applications

Cloud-based technologies - in all of their many varieties - have transformed enterprise IT. These technologies have revolutionized how users access computational resources, empowering users with on-demand access to computational resources exposed as services, their high scalability and availability, and providing services through easy to use web-forms. With the world moving to web-based tools to support business activities such as share trading and e-commerce, as well as daily life activities such as online shopping and banking, it is no wonder computational biologists and pharmaceutical companies are also moving toward cloud-based eScience to conduct their research. The talk presents the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing different cloud models to support eScience in the areas of biological and medical research. Known issues are then resolved through the development of a SaaS research cloud that enables researchers to take the role of cloud service developer. A prototype of our proposed cloud framework is developed and a case study provided that demonstrates how SaaS research clouds can simplify genomic drug discovery via access to cheap, on-demand HPC facilities.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Andrzej Goscinski is a Full Professor at Deakin University, Australia. There he carries out and directs the research programs in Distributed Systems and Applications, in particular clouds and services and cloud and service computing. In the last ten years, Dr. Goscinski and the Clouds and Services Laboratory members have been working on the development of a framework for building and using SaaS clouds supporting biology and medicine. He has concentrated his attention on researching of autonomic grids and cluster of clusters based on services and SOA, the study and development of the framework that contains service's dynamic state and characteristics publishing, selection and discovery based on attributes (dynamic broker); building the Platform as a Service cloud based on the CaaS (Cluster as a Service) framework; a comparative study of the execution of scientific applications on clusters, public clouds and public clouds; and making HPC clouds easy for non-computing researchers. Dr. Goscinski serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, Inderscience's International Journal on Cloud Computing, and Springer's Future Generation Computer Systems; and as General, Program and Honorary Chair of Conference Program committees. He has published extensively in refereed first class journals and conference proceedings.