Past Presentations

August 2018: HMS IT Research Computing Overview, or "Why Do Medical Students Need a 10,000-Core Compute Cluster?" Thursday, August 16, 2018:

Amir Karger, Associate Director of Research Computing at HMS, will answer this and other questions on August 16. (Hint: HMS has far more post-docs and grad students than med students.) Amir will talk about HMS Research Computing, the research it supports, and the infrastructure that supports it. In particular, he will describe how migrating 1000 users to the new O2 compute cluster wasn't entirely like herding cats.

Amir started programming in Applesoft BASIC circa 1982, and still thinks Perl isn't dead. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from "a college in the Boston area...

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June 2018: Deborah Scott, HMS IT CIO Thursday, June 14, 2018

In this talk, presented in partnership with the ABCD subgroup Women In Tech, Deborah Scott shares her experiences as a CIO: building and leading diverse groups of technology professionals, and her experiences and strategies for work/life balance through different stages of her career.

Before coming to HMS in September of 2017, Deborah was CIO of Worcester Polytechnic Institute for seven years and Executive Director and CTO of UC Santa Barbara for over 11...

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May 2018: Overview of MooseFS v4, at Seeley Mudd Room 106, Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Moose File System (MooseFS) is an Open-source, POSIX-compliant distributed file system developed by Core Technology. MooseFS aims to be fault-tolerant, highly available, highly performing, scalable general-purpose network distributed file system for data centers. Initially proprietary software, it was released to the public as open source on May 5, 2008.

Fevzi Ozbek will cover the new features introduced in MooseFS v4 and will also provide brief practical comparisons of MooseFS vs other Software Defined Storage Systems available.

Fevzi is...

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July 2016: Attacks Against Higher Education, at SGM-106, Friday, July 22, 2016

 

Bob Shaker of Symantec will talk about his experiences  dealing with attacks on Educational establishment's IT infrastructure in a talk titled:

Professionalization of the Cracker and Stories from the Field; Attacks Against Higher Education.

 

 

May 2016: Harvard's IT Academy, at SGM-106, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Our next talk will be on May 19th 2016 when members of Harvard’s IT Academy Team will talk about their initiative in providing training and skills to IT professionals who work at Harvard.

November 2015: Harvard’s OpenScholar Web Platform Architecture & Benefits, at SGM-106, Thursday, November 19, 2015:

Our next talk will be on Thursday, November 19th 2015 when representatives of Harvard’s Web Publishing Group will talk about the OpenScholar Web Publishing Platform, including itsArchitecture & Benefits.

OpenScholar is an Open Source Web publishing platform and is used by many...

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