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Category: Colloquium Series

Colloquium: Pause for democracy: Leaving open source storage to help Americans vote in 2020

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Sage Weil Ceph Project Lead; Sr Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat Pause for democracy: Leaving open source storage to help Americans vote in 2020 Abstract In 2020 I took a leave of absence to work on democracy and voting related efforts with VoteAmerica, a national get-out-the-vote organization with a […]

Colloquium: Open Technology and Unlock Human Potential

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Jonathan Bryce Executive Director, Open Infrastructure Foundation Open Technology and Unlock Human Potential Abstract Throughout human history, a conflict between closed innovation and open sharing has tugged at the progress made possible by technological advancement. When I create something new, do I control the benefits and retain the […]

Colloquium: The Platform Of The Future: What Is An Open Hybrid Cloud And What Does It Mean For Open Source

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Hugh Brock Research Director, Red Hat The Platform Of The Future: What Is An Open Hybrid Cloud And What Does It Mean For Open Source Abstract One of the early developments in computing that made it an essential part of both scientific research and business operations was a […]

Colloquium: Making AI faster, easier, and safer

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Rania Khalaf Director of AI Platforms and Runtimes at IBM Research Making AI faster, easier, and safer Abstract Artificial intelligence is being infused into applications at an ever increasing rate. The proliferation of machine learning models in production has surfaced the need to bridge between the worlds of […]

Colloquium: Open Cloud Testbed: Developing a Testbed for the Research Community Exploring Next-Generation Cloud Platforms

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium   Mike Zink Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Open Cloud Testbed: Developing a Testbed for the Research Community Exploring Next-Generation Cloud Platforms Abstract Cloud testbeds are critical for enabling research into new cloud technologies – research that requires experiments that potentially change the […]

Colloquium: Software-Configured Compute Environments

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Ulrich Drepper Engineer, Office of the CTO, Red Hat Software-Configured Compute Environments Abstract Hardware and software environments are designed as a compromise between many different requirements. This sacrifices performance, among other aspects, while at the same time the need for compute increases. Specialists can certainly create more optimized […]

Colloquium: Chameleon: New Capabilities for Experimental Computer Science

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Kate Keahey Senior Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago and Computer Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory Chameleon: New Capabilities for Experimental Computer Science Abstract Computer Science experimental testbeds allow investigators to explore a broad range of different state-of-the-art hardware options, assess scalability of their […]

Colloquium: Networking as a First-Class Cloud Resource

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Rodrigo Fonseca Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, Brown University Networking as a First-Class Cloud Resource Abstract Tenants in a cloud can specify, and are generally charged by, resources such as CPU, storage, and memory. There are dozens of different bundles of these resources tenants can choose from, and […]

Colloquium: The Future of Enterprise Application Development in the Cloud

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Mark Little Red Hat, Vice President of Engineering and JBoss Middleware CTO The Future of Enterprise Application Development in the Cloud Abstract Since the dawn of the cloud, developers have been inundated with a range of different recommended architectural approaches such as Web Services, REST or microservices, as […]

Colloquium: Towards Tail Latency-Aware Caching in Large Web Services

Red Hat Collaboratory at Boston University Colloquium Daniel S. Berger 2018 Mark Stehlik Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University Towards Tail Latency-Aware Caching in Large Web Services Abstract Tail latency is of great importance in user-facing web services. However, achieving low tail latency is challenging, because typical user requests result […]