Rich Breucker from InsideHPC shared this video from the Stanford HPC Conference. 

UberCloud CEO Burak Yenier and Francisco Sahli from Stanford University present:

Living Heart Project ~ Using High Performance Computing in the Cloud to Save Lives.

Cardiac arrhythmia can be a potentially lethal side effect of medications. During this condition, the electrical activity of the heart turns chaotic, decimating its pumping function, thus diminishing the circulation of blood through the body. Cardiac arrhythmia, if not treated with a defibrillator, can cause death within minutes. Before a new drug reaches the market, pharmaceutical companies need to check for the risk of inducing arrhythmias. Currently, this process takes years and involves costly animal and human studies. In this project, the Living Matter Laboratory of Stanford University developed a new software tool enabling drug developers to quickly assess the viability of a new compound. This means better and safer drugs reaching the market to improve patients’ lives. During this session we will look at how High Performance Computing in the Cloud is being used to prevent severe side effects and save lives.

 

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Thomas has broad industry experience in enterprise software, cloud and IT operations. His most recent role was as Director of Software and Cloud Strategy at Dell. While at Dell he launched multiple cloud businesses including Dell Cloud Business Applications and Dell Cloud Marketplace. Previously, Thomas has held leadership roles in various technology companies including SanDisk and Landmark Graphics, a maker of 3D seismic interpretation software. Thomas has a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from UT Arlington and an MBA from UC Berkeley and is based in Silicon Valley.

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