Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to enjoy the good food and beautiful environment of the Noor Castle, but we had a productive project meeting anyway. The meeting started with report reading and Salman Toor presenting his docent lecture “Distributed Computing e-Infrastructures (DCI): Challenges and Opportunities for Application Experts and Service Providers”. This was followed by intense brainstorming on the continued research in the project, and a discussion on the almost complete half-time report, and planning for the coming Tuesday seminars, which have become an important part of the project communication now that most of us work from home.
Oliver’s MSc thesis will investigate intelligent ways to manage and position docker containers in a VM environment, in order to improve efficiency in physical resource usage and maintain performance. The implementation of such a controller system will be developed in coordination with the HarmonicIO streaming framework used in HASTE, which will help the automatic scaling of containers working in the system as well as evaluate the design with a real use case.
We are nearing the end of an intensive recruitment period, looking for excellent established and emergent scientists to help us realize the goals of this interdisciplinary project.
This week we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Ben Blamey to the team. He will work in the Hellander lab, in close collaboration with Dr. Salman Toor, and focus on computer science challenges in designing and developing smart and efficient systems for managing scientific data, and image data in particular, in distributed computing infrastructure such as hybrid and fog cloud.
With a background on research in machine learning, natural language processing and in development of services in cloud infrastructure both in academia and in industry, Dr. Blamey brings critical experience to the team.
In the featured image Dr. Blamey (right) is busy discussing a potential design of an intelligent system to manage information hierarchies in distributed environments with Dr. Toor (left).