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Cloud computing for research

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Abstract: In this talk I will give a general overview of Cloud Computing and show how it is revolutionising the way we can do scientific research. As an example I will present Venus-C, a European project developing a Cloud Computing service for the research community.

Biography: Fabrizio Gagliardi is Europe, Middle East and Africa Director for External Research at Microsoft Research. He joined Microsoft in November 2005 after a long career at CERN , the world leading laboratory for particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland. There he held several technical and managerial positions since 1975: Director of the EU Grid project EGEE (2004-2005); Director of the EU Data-Grid project (2001-2004); head of mass storage services (1997-2000); Leader of the EU project GPMIMD2 (1993-1996).

Fabrizio has a Doctor degree in Computer Science, granted by the University of Pisa in 1974. He has been consulting on computing and computing policy matters with the Commission of the European Union, several government and international bodies (among them NSF , DoE in the US, CNRS and other research bodies in France, EPSRC in the UK, CNR and INFN in Italy, OECD , UN agencies).

Fabrizio is chair of the ACM Europe Council.

This talk is part of the Microsoft Research Summer School series.

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