NOROCK EcoLunch Seminar Series

Release Date:

NOROCK EcoLunch is a forum for students, researchers, visiting scientists and collaborators in the environmental sciences to present their current and past work. Presentations will range from brown bag discussions of ongoing projects to more formal seminar presentations. 

Date: Tuesday, October 31st

Time:  12 p.m.  Mountain Time


Presenter: Courtney Owens, Migration Specialist-USGS Cloud Hosting Solutions

Courtney Owens
(Credit: Christine Neu)
Title: Cloud Hosting Solutions (CHS) Cluster Computing Service
Abstract:  CHS implemented a Cluster Computing Service to provide scientists with the option of satisfying their high performance/throughput computing needs in the cloud. The first release of this service features the Linux-based Alces Flight Software. The service is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is available through a command line interface. Scientists will have access to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to upload and store their data. This first release is designed to provide one customizable and flexible cluster for each scientist utilizing the offering. Alces Flight Gridware is configured on all clusters and offers two repositories consisting of over 1,300 applications. Scientists will be able to choose which applications they want to install from this Gridware onto their cluster.



Location:  First Floor Conference Room "Madison Room"- NOROCK, 2327 University Way, Suite 2.  (Click HERE for directions)


Webinar Info:

Link: Please access Note, you will be asked to install the latest version of Java.

Teleconference: 1-855-547-8255
Conference security code: 39510029

2017 Fall EcoLunch Schedule:

September 19 - Christian Damgaard, Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark

October 3 - Frank van Manen, USGS Supervisory Wildlife Biologist and IGBST Leader

October 17 - TBD

October 31 - Courtney Owens, Migration Specialist, USGS - Cloud Hosting Solutions 

November 14 - Steve Hostetler,  USGS Hydrologist

November 28 - Diane Debinski, Professor and Head, Department of Ecology, Montana State University

December 12 - Erin Shanahan, NPS Inventory and Monitoring Program