AFCEA Bethesda’s High-Performance Cloud Computing Symposium (March 23, 2011, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington, DC) will bring together 150 chief technology and business officers, program managers and IT professionals from across Federal agencies and industry to foster inter-agency communication about key stakeholders, share best practices and lessons learned, identify mission-critical IT issues moving the government into the cloud including high-performance computing and data management challenges.
Last year, the Department of Energy successfully deployed “Magellan,” a testbed for providing High Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud. The project underscores a new model for federal cloud computing, merging the cost-savings and resource utilization benefits of traditional cloud services with the high-performance needs of scientific, defense, and security applications. By 2015, federal cloud computing market is projected to reach $7 billion, according to a study by Market Research Media. With a recognized need for technology platforms that can support and integrate legacy HPC environments, high performance cloud computing (HPCC) will offer government agencies an opportunity to maximize their technology budgets while investing in interoperable systems.
Contact: Michelle Chu
Phone: 571-323-2585 x2230
E-Mail: [email protected]