CloudLightning Project Coordinator, University College Cork, played host for the project kick-off meeting held in the Centre for Unified Computing at the Boole Research Centre in University College Cork, Ireland.
Representatives from all of the project consortium partners braved Ireland’s lingering winter chill and were present and accounted for.
The meeting lasted two full days and provided a platform for full introductions, in-depth discussions and a frank exchange of ideas relating to the project. Each partner presented their unique capabilities that they will contribute to the project.
On the Monday evening, the consortium took a well deserved break and enjoyed a tour of the Lewis Gluckman Gallery. One item that caught our attention was a message stating:
“Let the machines and computers do it all.”
We found this particularly (if a little eerily) apt for a cloud research project developing a self-organising, self-managing cloud infrastructure!