[R-sig-hpc] Workshop "Grid and Cloud Computing for Computational (Bio-)Statistics"

Markus Schmidberger markus.schmidberger at mytum.de
Thu Feb 10 15:46:09 CET 2011

Dear Colleagues ,

the Rost Lab (TU Munich) and the Working Group "Statistical Computing" 
(IBS-DR, GMDS) are jointly organizing a workshop on

"Grid and Cloud Computing for Computational (Bio-)Statistics"

which will take place at March 23, 2011, in Munich.

Grid and Cloud Computing are state-of-the-art technologies that promise 
access to a large amount of computing resources on demand and at 
reasonable cost. So far these technologies have not been embraced by 
(Bio-)Statistics to the extent they might deserve. But there are first 
best-practice implementations available, which highlight considerable 

This workshop will introduce (bio-)statisticians and bioinformaticians 
to Grid and Cloud Computing and demonstrate the usability and challenges 
with several real-life examples. The aim is to discuss requirements of 
(Bio-)Statistics for Grid and Cloud Computing, and to start cooperations 
for simplifying access to these new technologies. The nature of the 
workshop will be very informal, to provide enough room for discussion. 
We also welcome contributions in the form of talks, but would generally 
ask for a short notification if you plan to participate (e-mail to 
Markus Schmidberger, schmidberger at rostlab.org, until March 11, 2011).

For more details see http://rostlab.org/cms/cloudstat2011/

We are looking forward to see you in Munich.

Markus Schmidberger, Manuel Eugster, Harald Binder and Matthias Schmid

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