Report from the Data center & Cloud Days

The Cloudberry-EIT ICT Labs Event 2015 took place in May 27 to 28 in Luleå, Sweden. It was two days focusing on emerging scientific challenges in the area of Data centers and Cloud.

Key note speakers included IBM, Ericsson and Cisco. During the event, there was a visit to the Hydro66 Data center in Boden, which is under construction. At total, some 80 participants gathered to get an understanding of what is going on in the data center area in general and in north Sweden in particular, from the new SICS Testlab to the regional initiative that is working to further accelerate business growth. During Wednesday evening, there was a social event consisted of a midnight sun evening cruise in the Luleå archipelago with an accompanying dinner on board.

Schedule during the event

Wednesday, May 27
Moderator: Mikael Börjeson, Cloudberry

09.00-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.30 Opening session: Cloudberry, EIT ICT Labs and Niklas Nordström, Deputy Mayor in Luleå
10.30-11.30 Apply Big Data Analytics to Streaming Data (IoT), Frank Ketelaars, Big Data Technical Leader
Europe at IBM

11.30-12.15 Cloud Business Logic and Technology, Azimeh Sefidcon, Ericsson

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.00 The Data center initiative, Mikael Börjesson, LTU
14.00-14.30 Greenhouse - Decentralized DevOps and Automation Tools for Software Containers, Johan Kristiansson & Daniel Espling, Ericsson

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

Cloudberry pilot presentations
15.00-15.30 Docker containers: Resource usage monitoring, Lara Lorna Jimenez & Miguel Gomez Simon Big Data Analytics: Understanding the past to prepare for the future, Ahmed Elragal
16.00-16.30 Attaining Energy Efficiency in Modern Data Centers via Intelligent Industrial Automation: Ideas and Activities, Arash Mousavi & Gulnara Zhabelova

16.30-16.45 Summery of day one

16.45-17.00  Buses to Elite hotel for check in
17.00-17.50 Check in at Elite hotel

17.50-18.00 Walk from Elite hotel to the North harbor
18.00- Cruise with Laponia with dinner on the boat

Thursday, May 28
Moderator: Michael Nilsson, Cloudberry

Parallel program 1
8.45-9.30 Bus from Elite hotel and from outside LTU (the LKAB room) to Boden
9.30-10.15 Visit to the Hydro66 Data center, that is under construction.
10.15-10.45 Bus back from Boden to LTU, Luleå

Parallel program 2 (For those who do not want to visit Hydro66)
9.00-10.30 Workshop

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.30 Hydro66 - building a rule breaking data centre in the Node Pole, Andy Long **
11.30-12.00 Datacenter challenges for the future, KnC Miner, Sam Cole, Co-Founder & CEO

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-13.45 Cloud Control: Managing Resources in Cloud Computing Datacenters, Erik Elmroth, Umeå University
13.45-14.20 Datacenter Network Service Orchestration, Stefan Wallin, Cisco Cloud & Virtualization Group

14.20-14.45 Coffee

14.45-15.15 SICS North Swedish-ICT AB full scale data center testlab, Tor Björn Minde, SICS Testlab
15.15-15.45 Cooling of computer centers, Staffan Lundström, Professor at LTU in Fluid and Experimental Mechanics
15.45-16.15 M2C2: A Mobility Management System for Mobile Cloud Computing, Karan Mitra, LTU

16.15-17.00 Panel discussion & wrap up

A report from the 2014 year event

The Datacenter and Cloud days in Luleå, June 4-5, arranged by Cloudberry and EIT ICT Labs, gathered 60 something people from both academia and the industry. During the two days event the participants listened to and discussed current research and innovations in the areas of cloud, big data, future networks, data centers and related topics.

The event gave an increased knowledge on the on-going and new multidisciplinary pilot Cloudberry projects and an opportunity to network both during the days as well as over the evening event and dinner at the World Heritage Site Church Village of Gammelstad. One of the Keynote speakers was Michael Franklin, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley, specializing in large-scale data management infrastructure and applications (Big Data). Michael Franklin is also a Director of the Algorithms, Machines and People Lab (AMPLab) that specialize in data management, cloud computing and statistical machine learning. Professor Franklin talked about ‪The Berkeley Data Analytics Stack and its present and future challenges and opportunities. An other highlight during the event was the keynote by Joel Kjellgren, Data Center Manager at Facebook in Luleå. He talked about innovative mega data centers and its operations and future challenges. 

There were also time for a panel discussion and a number of group discussions focusing on meta datacenters, data center infrastructure monitoring and automation, energy big data analytics, efficient IoT contents as well as big data router for real-time analytics. The event was co-financed by VINNOVA.

Schedule Wednesday, June 4, 2014

09.00-10.00 Registration, Coffee and mingle
10.00-10.30 Opening session: Cloudberry CEO and EIT ICT Labs Stockholm Node Director
10.30-11.00 Key Note: "The Stratosphere Big Data Analytic Platform", Amir Payberah, TU-Berlin & SICS
11.00-11.30 Key Note: "The Berkeley Data Analytics Stack: Present and Future" Michael Franklin, Berkeley University

Pilot talks: Definition of Key topic Challenges & Opportunities
11.30-12.00 Pilot talk 1: Meta Datacenters, definition of Key Challenges & Opportunities

12.00-13.30 Lunch and demonstrations of Cloudberry pilot projects

13.30-14.00 Pilot talk 2: Data Center infrastructure monitoring and automation, definition of Key Challenges & Opportunities
14.00-14.30 Pilot talk 3: Energy big data analytics, definition of Key Challenges & Opportunities

14.30-15.00 Coffee break
Panel and Group break out discussions on key topic challenges & opportunities
15.00-15.45 Panel Discussion with invited speakers
15.45-16.45 Group Discussion 1: Meta Datacenters
15.45-16.45 Group Discussion 2: Data Center infrastructure monitoring and automation
15.45-16.45 Group Discussion 3: Energy big data analytics
16.45-17.00 Wrap up and conclusion

17.00-  Buses to hotel for check in
18.00- Bus transport to Social event and dinner at the World Heritage Site "Church Village of Gammelstad"

Schedule Thursday, June 5

09.00-09.15 Registration and Coffee, Sum up of day 1
09.15-10.00 Key Note: “Innovative Mega Datacenters – Operations and future challenges” Joel Kjellgren, Data Center Manager, Facebook Luleå
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
Pilot talks: Definition of Key topic Challenges & Opportunities
10.30-11.00 Pilot talk 4: Efficient IoT Contents
11.00-11.30 Pilot talk 5: Big data router for real-time analytics

11.30-12.45 Lunch
Group discussions on key topic challenges & opportunities
12.45-13.45 Group Discussion 4: Efficient IoT Contents
12.45-13.45 Group Discussion 5: Big data router for real-time analytics
13.45-14.30 Wrap up, conclusion Closing session and next steps

14.30- Coffee and mingle

Film from the Data center & Cloud days

Check out this short PR film from the Data center & Cloud days.

Some of the interviewed persons in the film include Mikael Nilsson, CDT-LTU, Anja Palm, Skellefteå Municipality, Mikael Aamisepp, Big Green Data and Patrik Nordlander, Metria.