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Hariri Hosts First Annual Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) Workshop

On November 19th, the Hariri Institute for Computing hosted the first-annual Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) Workshop. The MOC is a new public cloud, designed and implemented in Massachusetts as the first “Open Cloud eXchange” (OCX), a new marketplace for innovation in providing cloud services. The workshop drew more than 100 participants representing the Core Partners […]

Nov 19, 2015 MOC Annual Workshop Hosted by the Hariri Institute for Computing

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Photonics Center Colloquium Room, 9th floor 8 St Mary’s Street, Boston, MA Agenda 8:00 Breakfast 8:30 Welcome, Gloria Waters, Boston University MOC Vision, Orran Krieger, Boston University Experiences Turning Vision into Reality, Piyanai Saowarattitada, Boston University 9:00 Micro-talks I: Year One Development Our First Production Environment, […]

Institute Establishes Core Industry Partnerships for Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2015 CONTACT:  Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240, kjastive@bu.edu (Boston) – The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering at Boston University (BU) today announced the core industry partnerships for the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC). Led by BU, the MOC is a collaborative effort that also involves Harvard University, the […]

Nov 19, 2015 MOC Annual Workshop Hosted by the Hariri Institute for Computing

Thursday, November 19, 2015 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Photonics Center Colloquium Room, 9th floor 8 St Mary’s Street, Boston, MA This event is by invitation only. Seating is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact Linda Grosser at lgrosser@bu.edu. Morning Welcome and MOC Overview The Open Cloud Exchange (OCX) vision of the MOC, where […]

Institute’s MOC Project Students Showcased Novel Open Source “Internet of Things” (IoT) Solutions at Cisco Live! San Diego

Boston University (BU) students displayed novel “Smart Cities” apps in the “DevNet Zone for IoT,” hosted by Cisco at its annual Cisco Live! event held in San Diego on June 10-11.  The BU apps provide visualizations of mobile device positions on interactive maps of both indoor facilities and aerial/satellite imagery by combining signals acquired from disparate “things” including Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons, Internet routers, and GPS. Students who contributed […]

MOC-based Cloud Computing Course Concludes with Project Demos

Orran Krieger, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Project Lead for the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC)  and Peter Desnoyers, Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University, also of the MOC team, co-taught a new Cloud Computing class (EC500/CS591) in Spring 2015. The course achieved several key objectives including workforce training in cloud computing technologies, a model […]

MOC Helps Increase Cloud Computing Popularity

As governments across the country are beginning to embrace cloud computing, Boston University’s Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) project is recognized for its potential. Azer Bestavros, Director of the Hariri Institute for Computing at BU, says “just as a shopping mall provides a shared infrastructure and amenities for a variety of retailers, the MOC creates a marketplace where developers […]

BU Cloud Computing Initiative Co-sponsors 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering

The Hariri Institute’s Cloud Computing Initiative is an official co-sponsors of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Cloud Engineering. Last year, the Institute hosted the 2014 conference which was held at BU. The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E) conference series seeks to provide a high-quality and comprehensive forum, where researchers and practitioners can exchange information on […]

BU Data Science Initiative Takes Off

Launched in the summer of 2014 by University Provost Jean Morrison, Boston University’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) seeks both to leverage BU’s existing strengths and further expand its capacity to compete and lead in the Big Data revolution. Data is the currency of discovery and innovation in almost every scientific and professional endeavor. At BU, […]

StateTech: Why the Massachusetts Open-Cloud Project Is a Big Deal

December 1, 2014 from StateTech A project team of academia and industry experts is making headway on a multimillion-dollar cloud computing initiative announced by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in April. If all goes as planned, the three-year project, known as the Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC), will pave the way for cloud consumers to customize infrastructure and […]