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Cyber SKA

Cyber SKA

Collaborators on the CANARIE Cyber SKA Project

CyberSKA/CANFAR/CESWP Collaboration Workshop

Posted 4611 days ago by Cameron Kiddle

When: 8:30 - 16:00, 28 Jun 2010

Venue: SS 202 (IR Studio), University of Calgary

Organiser: Cyber SKA/University of Calgary

Contact: Cameron Kiddle -

A meeting with members of the Cyber SKA, CANFAR and CSSDP/CESWP CANARIE NEP projects. The aim of the meeting is to discuss the approaches/technologies being used by each of the projects to see if there are opportunities to collaborate. A workshop for technical staff on the CyberSKA project will held the following day. See Cyber SKA Technical Workshop - June 29, 2010 for details on the second day.


On-campus accommodation for out of town participants can be reserved at Hotel ALMA. There are also several other hotels near he campus.

Meeting Room

The meeting will be held on the 2nd floor of Social Sciences in the IR Studio - room SS 202. See for a Campus Map and interactive room finder. 

Confirmed Attendees


HIA/CADC: Severin Gaudet, David Schade, + 4 others


Cybera: John Shillington, Everett Toews

Cyber SKA:

Cornell: Eric Chen
DRAO: Tony Willis
IBM: Olivier Eymere
McGill/Sequence: Shibl Mourad
UBC: Bryan Fong, Mark Tan
UBCO: Venkat Mahadevan
UofC: Mircea Andrecut, Bob Este, Pavol Federl, Arne Grimstrup, Cameron Kiddle, Dina Said, Christian Smith, Russ Taylor

Meeting Minutes


8:30 a.m. - Team Introductions
8:45 a.m. - Cyber SKA - Science/Technical Overview and Demonstration (Russ Taylor/Cameron Kiddle - UofC)
9:30 a.m. - CANFAR - Science/Technical Overview and Demonstration (David Schade/Severin Gaudet - NRC)
10:15 a.m. - BREAK
10:30 a.m. - CSSDP/CESWP - Science/Technical Overview and Demonstration (John Shillington - Cybera)
11:15 a.m. - Discussion Around Potential Collaborations
12:00 p.m. - LUNCH
(Note - Afternoon sessions may be redefined based on common goals identified in the morning disucssion)
12:30 p.m. - Cloud Computing Platforms
   - Discuss differences/similarities the different groups have in using cloud platforms     
   - Discuss experience and advantages/disadvantages with different cloud platforms (ASPEN, Eucalyptus, Amazon, Nimbus)
1:15 p.m. - Social Networking/Portals/Access Tools
   - Discuss differences in approaches for exposing users to tools/data/services (via portal, direct access ...)
   - Authentication/Authorization mechanisms (X.509 certificates, portal sign-on, ...)
2:00 p.m. BREAK
2:15 p.m. - Data/MetaData Management
   - Experience with different data management tools (iRODS)
   - Discussion of VOTable and other metadata formats
3:00 p.m. - Another session as deemed necessary
3:45 p.m. - Summary/Next Steps
4:00 p.m. - FINISH