AGM followed by The Raspberry Pi Cloud

Date:
Wednesday 4 March 2015

Time:
6.00pm (Buffet) for 6.30pm (AGM), 6.45pm (Talk)

Venue:
The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool, 1 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L69 3GL | Map and directions

Cost:

Free

The next BCS Merseyside meeting will be on Wednesday 4th March at the Foresight Centre.

The meeting will start with the AGM followed by a talk on an application of the Raspberry Pi. Most of the existing committee is prepared to stand again but we do have vacancies for the following

  • Young Persons Group (YPG) Representative
  • Disability Support Officer
  • Publicity Officer
  • Events Organiser

If you would like to join the committee you need to be a BCS member and have a BCS member as a seconder. Please send your details to our secretary, Dave England, d.england@ljmu.ac.uk

The current committee officers and roles can be found at http://www.bcs.org/category/12561

After the AGM there will be a talk.

Title: The Raspberry Pi Cloud

Speaker: Dr Posco Tso, School of Computing, Liverpool John Moores University

Data Centres used to support Cloud services often consist of tens of thousands of networked machines under a single roof. The significant capital outlay required to replicate such infrastructures is a major obstacle to practical implementation and evaluation of research in this domain.

Currently, most research into Cloud computing relies on either limited software simulation, or the use of a testbed environment with a handful of machines. The introduction of the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost, low-power single-board computer, has made the construction of miniature Cloud Data Centres more affordable.

In this talk, Dr Tso will describe a Raspberry Pi Cloud, a scale model of a Data Centre composed of clusters of Raspberry Pi devices. The Pi Cloud emulates every layer of a Cloud stack, ranging from resource virtualisation to network behaviour, providing a full-featured Cloud Computing research and educational environment.

Parking, Take a ticket from the machine on entry. As usual, an excellent buffet will be available from 18:00pm. The talk is free and open to non-BCS members, bring your friends and colleagues. Only BCS Members may participate in the AGM, of course - please bring your BCS membership card.