Ignite talk: Opensource in Advanced Research Computing, How Canada did it !
Opensource software is becoming a pillar in our everyday life, leveraged by our cell phones, our transportation systems and on the websites we visit. In this quick talk, we will have a look on how Canada’s Advanced Research Computing (“ARC”) organizations use opensource software to deploy and operate some of the largest Supercomputers and Cloud deployments on Earth. We will briefly introduce the systems and dig deeper into the opensource technologies that together make the magic happen !
Mohamed ElsakhawyCompute Canada
Mohamed Elsakhawy is the Operational Lead of Compute Canada National Cloud team. The team is responsible for architecting, deploying and operating Openstack clouds that support very unique workloads, including ATLAS Tier-2 and the New-Horizons space probe big-data indexing platform.
Mohamedand currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Openstack User Committee. In 2017, he started the Southwestern Ontario User Group to get the Openstack user-base in the region to meet, share knowledge and have fun! Over the last few years, he has been involved in the Openstack community in multiple capacities including serving on the summit programming committee, forum selection committee and in the UC elections.