Cyberinfrastructure (CI) 2.0

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Presentation given in Edmonton at the Royal Glenora Club and at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce in Oct. 2007 by Trevor Doerksen.

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Cyberinfrastructure (CI) 2.0

  1. 1. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond
  2. 2. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond OUTLINE • Globalization • Cyberinfrastructure in Alberta • Cybera Inc. • Pilot Projects • Examples of Cyberinfrastructure • CI Summit
  3. 3. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond • Struggling gold company went to the masses and open- sourced a site • Mass collaboration found more gold that company could in previous proprietary attempts • Gave away data and got back Wikinomics a $ 9 billion company
  4. 4. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Finding Steve Fosset Artificial Artificial Intelligence
  5. 5. What is Going on Here?
  6. 6. Web 2.0
  7. 7. Enterprise 2.0
  8. 8. Work 2.0
  9. 9. Office 2.0
  10. 10. Management 2.0
  11. 11. Cyberinfrastructure 2.0
  12. 12. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Industry Engagement
  13. 13. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Overnight... Almost overnight business became: – Turbo-charged – Technology-enabled – Flatter – Value-add focused – Networked – Virtual
  14. 14. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Business... Business... • Leverages change • Leverages technology • Develops based on core competencies and functions • Partners to add value to customer experience
  15. 15. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Business... Business Requires Infrastructure
  16. 16. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Business... Infrastructure... is changing
  17. 17. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Supply Chain “Location” is often becoming less and less relevant in the supply chain
  18. 18. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Value Chain Business relies on infrastructure to move raw materials to higher value states. e.g. logistics, arts, equities, manufacturing
  19. 19. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Alberta CI Investments
  20. 20. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s...
  21. 21. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION ...is greater than the total population of North America
  22. 22. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION There are over 200 million registered users of MySpace
  23. 23. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION If MySpace were a country, it would be the 5th largest in the world. Bigger than Brazil
  24. 24. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION 1 million 80 million 2006 110 million 2 months
  25. 25. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond
  26. 26. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION There are about 540,000 words in the English language...
  27. 27. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION
  28. 28. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION
  29. 29. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION
  30. 30. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION
  31. 31. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION Third generation fiber optics can now... ...carry 10 trillion bits per second over a single strand of fiber
  32. 32. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond GLOBALIZATION
  33. 33. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE CI 1.0
  34. 34. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE Integration, convergence, sharing, publishing, personalization, communication, collaboration, virtualization CI 2.0
  35. 35. Business Case...
  36. 36. Increased ROI
  37. 37. Decreased time to market
  38. 38. Disruption
  39. 39. Opportunity
  40. 40. Reach customers in new ways.
  41. 41. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CI Examples Impacts, issues, problems, solutions given various examples and stated business problems
  42. 42. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond • Film and tape video editing was physical until 80’s • Computers first controlled VCR’s starting in 80’s • Complex programs with huge local storage requirements in the 90’s • Simple programs and huge local storage in 1998 • YouTube - video recorded, edited, stored, delivered and processed directly from a lens on a cell phone or computer
  43. 43. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Google Docs Software program delivered as a webservice Word, Excel, PPT Storage and processing in the cloud Compute and licencing costs go down Collaboration improved
  44. 44. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Amazon • Simple Storage Service • Elastic Compute Cloud • What is the performance for specific applications? Will I save money? • Will it work for my business? • Are there other options? • Is it secure?
  45. 45. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond EBAY • 200 million registered users • 104 million items for sale • 1.2 billion page views/day • Thousands of servers • Built own CI • Not everybody has eBay like requirements, but even a small infrastructure may be waste of resources
  46. 46. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Happy Feet Lord of the Rings surplus processors created New Zealand Super Computer Centre (NZSC) NZSC opened Texas office with oil and gas company Stillwater Indian seismic processing company partnership that will rent out surplus to ‘Bollywood’ movie companies
  47. 47. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond US OPEN TENNIS
  48. 48. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond US OPEN TENNIS Sensors Stats Scoring
  49. 49. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond US OPEN TENNIS Streaming
  50. 50. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond US OPEN TENNIS More Stats
  51. 51. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond US OPEN TENNIS Website
  52. 52. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond US OPEN TENNIS 4 Grand Slams Reuse Mashup Scale up-Scale down Cut servers from 60 to 9
  53. 53. Players get... ...to remember their unforced errors and double-faults
  54. 54. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CI IN OIL & GAS • Tradition in simulation, modelling, super computing and even distributed computing. • Technology assisted Exxon to drill more than double original estimates from North Sea. • Virtual drilling using central control centres, data visualization, and sensors • mPower, Eclipse, Star Reservoir Simulation Tools
  55. 55. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CI IN OIL & GAS Main Applications • Seismic Processing • Reservoir Modeling • Visualization • Risk Management for Utilities • Energy Trading • IT Optimization
  56. 56. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CI IN OIL & GAS Business Drivers • Increasing efficiency and addressing skills shortages • Handling more complex simulations, models and analysis • Addressing the issues of ‘more difficult’ exploration (e.g. Tar Sands terrain modeling) • Maximizing reserves and longevity sources • Improving collaboration • Cycles in exploration
  57. 57. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond WEATHER CHANNEL Weather Channel is using clusters and remote instrumentation to deliver services – 1.9 million data sources – billions of calculations required to predict specific weather conditions
  58. 58. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond
  59. 59. CYBERA Alberta Cyberinfrastructure for Innovation Cybera will help build cyberinfrastructure and promote innovation in Alberta
  60. 60. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CI ALLOWS... Team rather than individual Iterative rather than finished Network based rather than locational Managed complexity rather than imposed simplicity Security and control; Access rather than ownership Operating costs rather than capital costs
  61. 61. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CYBERA SERVICES
  62. 62. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond LONG TERM VISION
  63. 63. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond
  64. 64. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond CYBERA MEMBERS • Two industry members on Board • Investors in CI and Cybera • Help to guide vision and direction • Improved opportunities for collaboration • Increased human resource and technical capacity • Increased access to users, decision- makers, and CI resources
  65. 65. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond PILOT PROJECTS GeoChronos - Dr. Arturo Sanchez Research: Impacts of land use/cover change on biodiversity loss and habitat fragmentation Cyberinfrastructure: Automate manual tasks in retrieving, processing and graphing remote sensing data Increased Productivity: Graphs created in 1-2 weeks from 2-4 months Deferred Operating: Additional staff not needed to create graphs
  66. 66. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond PILOT PROJECTS EcoSys Experiment Engine - Dr. Robert Grant Research: Monitoring carbon exchange to model climate change and study resource management. Cyberinfrastructure: Improve workflow and automate computation. Deferred Operating: saving $50,000 a year by removing the need for a programmer. Deferred Capital: Increase machine usage.
  67. 67. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Action Items Need cyberinfrastructure? 1. Engage in a pilot project 2. Become a Cybera member 3. Join us at the CI Summit
  68. 68. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Industry Pilot Projects • Impact industry in Alberta government priority areas of ICT, Life Sciences, Energy and Nanotechnology • Looking for return on technology investment improvements • Looking for new ways to reach customers • Extend benefits to others • Advancing state-of-art
  69. 69. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Industry Pilot Projects How can Cybera help your business? 1. Cybera can supply or facilitate access to a quot;test-bedquot; for CI developments. 2. Cybera can connect you with CI technical experts 3. Cybera can arrange access to CI resources, such as HPC, high-speed networks, middle-ware development 4. Cybera can provide financial support for CI development
  70. 70. october 11 - 12, 2007 banff, ab CYBERINFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT: Innovation at Work presented by: Discover how international colleagues in research and industry are using new technologies to tackle science and business challenges, increase return-on-technology investments, and change the way they do business. Join Cybera for a showcase of ‘Innovation at Work’. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Geoffrey Fox PANEL SESSIONS: Vice-President E-Science, Open Grid Forum • CI: Helping Push Research Boundaries Nancy Wilkins-Diehr TeraGrid, Area Director for Science Gateways • Solving Business Challenges with CI Dominique Thomas Software Development Manager, • CI At Work In Alberta CGGVeritas Victor Spigelman SOA Business Development Executive, IBM VENUE: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue -- Banff, AB T: 1-800-257-7544 E: banffsprings@fairmont.com TO REGISTER: To register, or for more information on the schedule, invited speakers, *There are a block of rooms set aside at and Summit activities, please visit: the hotel for overnight guests. To take advantage of this conference rate, please state you are with the Cybera group. www.cybera.ca
  71. 71. CI 2.0 Powering Web 2.0 and Beyond Contact Trevor Doerksen Cybera Inc. 403-668-7039 trevord@cybera.ca

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