How does a researcher analyze petabytes of data from 10,000 miles away? I’ll give you a hint – it doesn’t involve moving the data!

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This talk will discuss a technical solution deployed at a global oil and gas company for allowing researchers around the world to analyze huge volumes of data. The fundamentals of this virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution can be applied to on-premise or cloud environments to meet any user’s needs, whether they are editing text or using an intense 3D visualization application

Shawn Hall’s experience is in large scale system administration, having worked with high performance computing clusters in industry and academia. He has worked on many aspects of large scale systems and his interests include parallel file systems, configuration management, performance analysis, and security. Shawn holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio State University.


6:00PM – Introductions, food, drink, and networking
6:30PM – Presentations begin
7:30PM – Following the presentation, optional tour of Versa

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