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GREEN HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

EDUCATORS' CONFERENCE

HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, KITTREDGE CENTER

MAY 25, 2010

Green high-performance computing and related technologies like alternative energy, power, storage, virtualization and cloud computing are impacting career and hiring decisions. With the planned Green High Performance Computing Center to be built in Holyoke, and the effort to attract and retain more IT industry in Massachusetts, educators will be asked to train more students for the IT workforce.

Want to start incorporating some of these technologies in your classroom? The Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI), Holyoke Community College, and the National Center for Information and Communications Technologies at Springfield Technical Community College offered a Green High Performance Computing Educators' Conference, Tuesday, May 25 at Holyoke Community College. The event was organized by community college educators, for community college educators (and others). While this Event is over, we provide the Agenda for those interested in it.

AGENDA

Kittredge Center 301-303

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration/Networking

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Welcome

Jeff Hayden, Executive Director of the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development, Holyoke Community College

Rick Adrion, Professor Dept. of Computer Science UMass Amherst and Director of Commonwealth Information Technology Initiative (CITI)

9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Overview of Green High Performance Computing

Jim Kurose, Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, UMass, Amherst

Kittredge Center Classrooms

10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Sessions

KC 418 Community Connections Nancy Dimauro, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc.

Victor Rojas, Technology Director, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, Inc.

Suzanne Parker, Executive Director, Girl's Inc. of Holyoke

KC 420 Cloud Computing/ High Performance Networking Dave Irwin, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Computer Science UMass, Amherst

KC 422 Data Security Brian Bradley, Professor Bunker Hill Community College, Network Security Engineer, Imaginatik, PLC and Decoi Systems

Frost 265

Noon to 1:00 Box Lunch - Networking

Kittredge Center Classrooms

1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sessions

KC 418 Storage                          Kim Yohannan, Academic Alliance Manager, EMC

Mike Qaissaunee, Professor, Brookdale Community College

Mohammad Shanehsaz, Professor, Brookdale Community College

KC 420 Cloud Computing/Platform Technology Jim O'Neil, Senior Developer Evangelist, Microsoft

KC 522 Green Technology          Prashant Shenoy, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, UMass Amherst

Dave Irwin, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Computer Science, UMass Amherst

Frost 265

3:00 to 3:30 Raffle and Wrap-up

Event Sponsors:

Commonwealth IT Initiative

Holyoke Community College

National Center for Information and Communications Technologies

Springfield Technical Community College