The Office of Research and Creative Activity invites you to learn more about Jetstream, a production cloud system funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the national science and engineering research communities. The seminar will be presented by Jeremy Fischer, manager of the Jetstream project, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 from Noon - 1:30 P.M. Those interested in watching can either come to room 158 in the Peter Kiewit Institute or watch online via Zoom.
Jetstream is a user-friendly cloud computing environment for researchers based on OpenStack using the Atmosphere interface developed by CyVerse/iPlant. It is designed to provide configurable cyberinfrastructure that gives researchers access to interactive computing and data analysis resources on demand, whenever and wherever they want to analyze their data. While Jetstream's primary focus is on easy of use and broad accessibility, access to more powerful API features is also available, creating a flexible environment for users ranging from cloud/hpc novices to experts. As part of the XSEDE national cyber-infrastructure, there is no monetary cost to researchers for using Jetstream. The presentation will focus on an overview of Jetstream, what it is and is not, how it may fit into your research or education environment, and how access Jetstream. Following the presentation will be a question and answer period.
About Jeremy Fischer
Jeremy Fischer is the Manager for the Jetstream project, working for UITS Research Technologies at Indiana University. Prior to returning to IU in 2012, he was the Director for Unix Systems and Security at a regional ISP for several years and was the CEO of a multi-store retail chain for ten years following that. Finding that technology was his true professional passion, he returned to IU, first working with small scale clusters and then with practical applications of cloud computing. As part of the Jetstream team, he contributes as the technical outreach manager to researchers and also as the author and librarian for the virtual machine featured images among other duties.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.