FermiLab’s Steven Timm Announced as Keynote Speaker

Steven C. Timm, PhD. is the group leader of the FermiGrid Services Group in the Grid and Cloud Computing Department at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia Illinois, USA, where he has been on the computing staff since 2000 with various responsibilities in large-scale distributed computing. He is the lead of the FermiCloud project and also responsible for leading the operations of the FermiGrid authentication and authorization servers and batch servers. Dr. Timm received his M.S. in Computer Science from Andrews University and his Ph.D. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Timm will give a keynote entitled Enabling Scientific Workflows on FermiCloud using OpenNebula”. The FermiCloud Project has been operating an Infrastructure-as-a-Service private Cloud using OpenNebula since the fall of 2010. FermiCloud has made significant contributions in X.509-based authentication and authorization, accounting, fabric deployment and high-availability cloud infrastructure. Our current program of work, carried out jointly with KISTI, focuses on interoperability and federation with the goal of running scientific cloud-based workflows across multiple clouds. I will identify some of the technical challenges that remain to be solved in widespread cloud deployment, as well as lessons that we have learned from grid computing and applied to the cloud environment.