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Tuesday, May 21 • 14:00 - 14:35
Kubernetes the New Research Platform - Lindsey Tulloch, Brock University & Bob Killen, University of Michigan

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Academic research institutions are at a precipice. They have historically been constrained to supporting classic “job” style workloads. With the growth of new workflow practices such as streaming data, science gateways, and more “dynamic” research using lambda-like functions, they must now support a variety of workloads.

In this talk, Lindsey and Bob will discuss some difficulties faced by academic institutions and how Kubernetes offers an extensible solution to support the future of research. They will present a selection of projects currently benefiting from Kubernetes enabled tools, like Argo, Kubeflow, and kube-batch. These workflows will be demonstrated using specific examples from two large research institutions: Compute Canada, Canada’s national computation research consortium and the University of Michigan, one of the largest public Universities in the United States.

Speakers
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Bob Killen

Research Cloud Administrator, University of Michigan
Bob is a Research Cloud Administrator with the Advanced Research Computing Technology Services (ARC-TS) group at the University of Michigan. He has been with the University for more than 15 years, serving in various capacities within the Health System and ARC-TS. As a CNCF Ambassador... Read More →
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Lindsey Tulloch

Student, Brock University
Lindsey is a student at Brock University where she is finishing a BSc in Computer Science and researching potential academic uses for Kubernetes. She previously worked at Red Hat as a software engineering intern where she was part of the multi-cluster team and demoed the federation-v2... Read More →



Tuesday May 21, 2019 14:00 - 14:35
Hall 8.0 F1