First PEARC17 exhibitors announced

Internet2, Omnibond, Globus commit to research computing conference

The PEARC17 organizing committee has announced the first three exhibitors for the inaugural Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing conference: Internet2, Omnibond, and Globus. PEARC17 will take place in New Orleans, July 9-13, 2017.

As a non-profit exhibitor at the Silver level, support from Internet2 will contribute to the PEARC17 Student Program. As a Bronze level exhibitor, Omnibond’s contribution will help support the PEARC17 Tutorials on Monday, and Globus is providing conference-wide support as a non-profit Patron exhibitor.

Internet2 is a non-profit, member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves more than 94,000 community anchor institutions, 317 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks, over 900 InCommon participants, 78 leading corporations working with our community, and 61 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.

Omnibond is a technology development company, experienced in merging synergies from the research, open source, and business communities. It provides software engineering and support for CloudyCluster: Self Service HPC in the Cloud, OrangeFS: High Performance Parallel Virtual File System, TrafficVision: video analytics for the transportation industry and NetIQ Identity/Access Management Drivers.

Globus is software-as-a-service for research data management, used by hundreds of research institutions and high-performance computing facilities worldwide. The service enables secure, reliable file transfer, sharing, and data publication for managing data throughout the research lifecycle. Globus is an initiative of the University of Chicago, and is supported in part by funding from the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Sloan Foundation.

PEARC17 is open to professionals and students in advanced research computing. The conference series builds on the XSEDE conferences’ success and core audiences to serve the broader community. In addition to XSEDE, organizations supporting the new conference include the Advancing Research Computing on Campuses (ARCC): Best Practices Workshop, the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI), the Campus Research Computing Consortium (CaRC), the ACI-REF consortium, the Blue Waters project, ESnet, Open Science Grid, Compute Canada, the EGI Foundation, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC), and Internet2.