Open Source as a Change Agent for Cloud

“Oh, buckle up!” is Monica Ene-Pietrosanu’s reaction when asked about what is coming in the Data Center and Cloud space.

Monica is the Software Engineering Director of Data Center Solutions and Languages Optimization in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel, and even before this enticing response, several key topics—cloud computing, containers, runtime languages, software orchestration—all the things that are changing the way developers do computation right now, are covered in this forward-focused discussion. Join Monica as she visits with Intel’s Henry Gabb, and lays out what you need to know about today’s Data Center and Cloud environment and how Intel continues to shape it, including:

  • How Persistent memory is changing the computing paradigm, and Intel’s Persistent Memory Development Kit (PMDK) role.
  • How models such as Serverless Computing and Microservices are affecting software service vendors.
  • How the promise of Node.js* and the V8* projects impact the capabilities of data center and cloud applications
  • How new Intel projects—Akraino. ACRN, Kata Containers—are shaping the future of software development, and how Intel impacts other open source projects
Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, Software Engineering Director of Datacenter Solutions & Languages Optimization, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation

Monica is a Software Engineering Director with Intel’s Software & Services Group where she leads a team of performance engineers and compiler experts in optimizing runtimes for the most popular scripting languages used in enterprise and cloud applications. Previously, she led worldwide Intel software engineering teams in the delivery of firmware-to-cloud software management stacks, aligned to evolving data center manageability standards. Prior to joining Intel, Monica spent 13 years with Microsoft focusing on operating systems development and security architectures for public key infrastructures, identity management, authentication systems, and file system encryption technologies. Monica holds PhD, M.S., and B.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (her thesis was in security protocols for distributed systems), a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, and five US patents related to security and encryption technologies.

Henry Gabb, Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation

Henry is a senior principal engineer in the Intel Software and Services Group, Developer Products Division, and is the editor of The Parallel Universe, Intel’s quarterly magazine for software innovation. He first joined Intel in 2000 to help drive parallel computing inside and outside the company. He transferred to Intel Labs in 2010 to become the program manager for various research programs in academia, including the Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining Intel, Henry was Director of Scientific Computing at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center MSRC, a Department of Defense high-performance computing facility. Henry holds a B.S. in biochemistry from Louisiana State University, an M.S. in medical informatics from the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, and a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has published extensively in computational life science and high-performance computing. Henry recently rejoined Intel after spending four years working on a second PhD in information science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he established an expertise in applied informatics and machine learning for problems in healthcare and chemical exposure.

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