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Jamie Baker
Jamie BakerAccelerating Time to Science on Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

Cloud Computing is revolutionizing how researchers and scientists approach the ever increasingly complex problems in today's data driven world. Historically, the type of questions researchers could ask were largely dependent on the amount of compute they could get their hands on. Prior to the cloud, researchers were limited to three choices when it came to compute-intensive research:

1. If you had the money to buy big compute clusters, you often had unused infrastructure, which is a waste of money.

2. If you had no money, you would request access on a shared cluster, often waiting in a large line for the resources to become available.

3. Or you would just forego the initial question and ask another question.

The cloud breaks this mold by giving immediate and temporary access to an unlimited amount of compute and storage, and allows you to ask questions that may not have otherwise been possible. And having more computation allows you to ask even better questions about data.

This talk will walk through the basic building blocks of the AWS infrastructure which are relevant to scientific computing workloads. These services are made available to all NASA centers through the NASA CSSO (Computing Services Service Office).

Jamie Baker is a Principal in the Amazon Web Services Worldwide Public Sector team focused on the Federal Scientific Community where he owns account management responsibilities for NASA, DOE and NSF. Jamie has been in Federal sales for 15 years and has worked with numerous Federal agencies providing solutions ranging from cloud computing, data center infrastructure and advanced video analytics. Jamie has a BSEE from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Virginia Tech.
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