August 11, 2015 MUG Meeting

Slides: Compute Clusters—Building Blocks of the Public Cloud

August 11, 2015 - MUG Meeting

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Regular MUG Meeting

We meet at 6:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Farmington Community Library.

Topics Include:

Compute Clusters—Building Blocks of the Public Cloud,

This presentation and discussion will cover the architecture of compute clusters, long used to aggregate power of two to thousands of computers together. He will discuss what compute clusters are used for, cluster fabrics, cluster storage, management, handling node and fabric failures, the impact of virtual machines and containers (Docker, etc.), and their use in the public cloud will be covered. Examples of clusters in private and public use will be presented. Views of live scientific, engineering, and general purpose clusters will be shown.


Jeff Marraccini has been with Altair Engineering for 18 years in various IT roles.  He manages a world-wide team taking care of computing, network, and related services for 2,200 staff across more than 40 sites. His team manages many computing clusters based on Linux distributions and Windows Server along with several storage back-ends.
Jeff resides in Troy, Michigan and his LinkedIn site is  His e-mail is

Plus we'll have our regular features: Jobs Looking for People, People Looking for Jobs, and much more! We'll also be meeting for dinner at Red Lobster in Novi after the meeting. 

August 11th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:45 PM
32737 W 12 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
United States

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