FMOODS & FORTE
Distributed Computing Challenges in Massively Multiplayer Online Games
June 6th – Industry Session (16:00 – 16:20)
Played in real time on a cluster of over two hundred machines, EVE Online is one of the few MMO's to provide a single game experience to all its player's concurrently. As player's interact in a complex web of market trading, production, diplomacy and interstellar conflict, an underlying full mesh cluster of over 200 machines maintains real time connections for over 60,000 players simultaneously, spread out over a large virtual game environment. In this talk we will discuss the distributed computing, networking and scaling challenges of building today's real time MMO's, and their successors.
Jacky Mallett is a Distributed Systems Architect working for CCP Game’s core Carbon group developing scalable cluster solutions for CCP’s MMO games. She began her career working as a wide area network troubleshooter for Nortel Networks, working on X.25, Frame Relay, ATM and VOIP network installations, before completing a Ph.D. in distributed robotic systems at the MIT Media Laboratory. Since then she has worked on a variety of high performance, real time distributed computing projects including a High Frequency Trading System, and peer to peer consumer electronics systems with Sony Research.\\
The importance of truly green cloud computing
June 6th – Industry Session (16:20 – 16:40)
Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the landscape of IT and driving the massive need for new datacenters around the globe. At the same time ICT is becoming one of the biggest contributors to climate change. Something can and has to be done about that.
GreenQloud is the world's first truly green public compute cloud. We offer infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services that are compatible with Amazon's application programming interface (EC2 and S3), operating from data centers in Iceland using a 40 Gbps InifiniBand interconnected high-performance computing (HPC) environment. GreenQloud puts sustainability and low- carbon services at the heart of its brand, value proposition and operations, leveraging Iceland's hydro- and geothermal-generated electrical supply for a 100% renewable energy based service. GreenQloud uniquely extend this further by providing customers with detailed energy consumption data that the company then converts to provide an estimation of carbon emissions using appropriate emissions factors based on the location of the user. The service is priced to be competitive with Amazon Web services and is a drop-in replacement.
Linking Legs – The Application of Distributed Computing in Prosthetics
June 6th – Industry Session (17:00 – 17:20)
The field of Prosthetics is a small field within the medical device market. The nature of the business, providing artificial limbs to active patients, results in relatively few devices distributed over a large geographical area. This makes it difficult and expensive to service the devices and obtain the information needed to take into account all contingencies of use when designing new products. The recent introduction of microprocessor enabled devices and the existence of network structures having global coverage opens up new opportunities to deal with these challenges. The purpose of this presentation is to describe these opportunities and suggest solutions where sharing of information within a global network of devices reduces the need for unnecessary returns and provides the bases for collective learning and mutual adjustment of control parameters.
At Össur, Life Without Limitations is more than just a slogan; it has been a passion for close to forty years. A global leader in orthopaedics, the company employs the smartest minds and the most advanced technologies to help change lives. The end result is award-winning prosthetics, compression therapies, bracing and supports that make a real difference to people's mobility.