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Microsoft Cloud Computing Immersion Experience for Researchers

Duke University Libraries has partnered with Microsoft to host a workshop about Cloud Computing and how use this technology to help solve the technical side of your research projects. We invite you to spend some time in this Immersion Experience and see how Microsoft Research use Cloud Computing every day to solve difficult research problems. This event will cover a wide variety of cloud computing topics including:

  • Machine Learning & using R for performing predictive analytics on large
    volumes of semi-structured data
  • Storage – how to use the cloud to store & process large volumes of data
  • Stream Analytics and the Internet of Things, giving the ability to
    query and analyze high-velocity data streaming from all kinds of data
    sources in real time
  • Big-Data / Hadoop – how to deploy a Linux Spark cluster, and other
    tools for analyzing Big Data such as Hadoop, Spark, and Zeppelin.
  • High Performance Computing – how to bring thousands of computing cores
    online to perform massive parallel processing
  • Use “Database-as-a-Service” instead of creating complete Database erver VMs

If you wish to do the hands-on labs that are presented during class, you will need a laptop of some kind (Windows, Linux, or Mac) along with a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. No other software is required.

We will also have some representatives from Microsoft for some open Q&A sessions during the event.

We anticipate a high demand for this event; however, seating is limited, and registration is required.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing for Researchers
Date: Thursday, April 7th (9am-5pm) and Friday, April 8th (9am-12pm)
Location: The Edge Workshop Room (Bostock Library)
Registration: http://duke.libcal.com/event/2516778

If you have any additional questions, please contact John Pormann (jbp1@duke.edu).

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