Rich Wolski

Rich Wolski
Chief Technology Officer, Eucalyptus Systems Inc.


Dr. Rich Wolski is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Eucalyptus Systems Inc., and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Having received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Davis (while a researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) he has also held positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Tennessee. He is currently also a strategic advisor to the San Diego Supercomputer Center and an adjunct faculty member at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Rich has led several national scale research efforts in the area of high-performance distributed computing and grid computing, is the author of numerous research articles concerning the empirical study of distributed systems, and is the progenitor of the Eucalyptus project.


Location: Regency 2 Level: Novice
Jesse Robbins (Orion Labs), Rich Wolski (Eucalyptus Systems Inc.), Simon Wardley (Leading Edge Forum), James Urquhart (Cnet), John Willis (Enstratius)
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Eucalyptus is an open-source cloud platform that supports popular APIs such as Amazon's AWS and Google's AppEngine. First presented to the cloud computing community in 2008 at Velocity only days after its initial release, this talk will describe Eucalyptus today - one year later - and its transition from a product of a university research project to that of commercial open-source start-up.
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