align-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcamerachatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditfacebookglobegoogleimagesinstagramlocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartwitteryahoo

Cloud Computing Atlanta Meetup

  • Mar 13, 2012 · 7:00 PM

Our March meeting will feature Charles Kaminski from LexisNexis, presenting:

One-Click Thor™

Using the cloud to lower barriers to adoption 


7:00-7:15pm:      Welcome Reception / Meet & Greet

7:15-8:15pm:      HPCC Systems Overview & One-Click Thor™ Demo

8:15-8:30pm:      Q&A/ Open discussion & Kindle give-away


HPCC Systems from LexisNexis Risk Solutions is an open source, data intensive high performance computing cluster.  HPCC Systems recently released a One-Click solution that provisions and configures a Thor cluster on the user’s Amazon account.  Charles Kaminski, Sr. Architect, will discuss the challenges and solutions building the “One-Click” product.

Speaker Bio

Charles Kaminski is a Senior Architect for the technology department at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a 1.5 billion division of LexisNexis. In this role, Charles consults on various lines of business and customers regarding open source HPC solutions and data analytics to manage Big Data challenges.  Prior to LexisNexis, Charles was the CEO of DataScout, Inc., a company focused on analyzing internet data to manage web reputation and security, and he also worked for Accenture in financial services, and for NASA in the SolarSystem Exploration Division.

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative presentation to a point. Speaker seemed unable to give much detail regarding HPCCSystem and end user and analytics/business applications.
    Very glad I went and I'm keeping eye on HPCCsystems for future use.
    Would recommend to a friend.

    March 17, 2012

  • Trish M.

    The presentation & other materials are now available:

    1 · March 14, 2012

  • Trish M.

    Also, here is a link to the Pinterest use case we mentioned during the presentation:

    1 · March 14, 2012

  • Trish M.

    Thanks again to Taylor for having us! Hope to see everyone again at a future meetup. I've upload more photos to the HPCC Systems facebook page -

    1 · March 14, 2012

  • Taylor B.

    Great presentation by Charles Kaminski on HPCC, with great questions from the audience and several real-world use cases!

    March 14, 2012

  • William H.

    Very good Meetup. Charles did an excellent job in explaining HPCCSystems' Thor product with ECL. Kudos go to LexisNexis in providing the pizza and sodas for the Meetup.

    March 14, 2012

  • Taffiny L.

    I am a new member to the group, this was my first meeting. It was great, I learned a lot and the interaction among the members was inspiring.

    March 14, 2012

  • Bob F.

    Nice crowd, great discussion and feedback. HPCC Systems is a great tool used with the one-click.

    March 14, 2012

  • Chris S.

    There is a lot across from the Barnes and Noble that should be $1.50 / hr.

    1 · March 13, 2012

  • Taylor B.

    For those attending the meetup this evening:

    We only have our room on the 2nd floor from 6:30 - 8:30 and the room is often in use prior. Please don't show up before 6:30 or you may interrupt another meeting in progress.

    That said, because we plan to have a full house tonight, there is a possibility it will be a tight fit. If you are coming this evening, try to show up between 7-7:15PM or risk standing. :)

    March 13, 2012

  • Nelson M.

    Humm. Isn't that the one that collapsed? Let's hope all is fixed. It costs $6 for 2-3 hours. I'm parking on street

    1 · March 13, 2012

  • Trish M.

    I had the same question! :-) Street parking is one option. There is also the Centergy parking deck on 5th/Abercombie St. Not sure how much it is. See you there!

    1 · March 13, 2012

  • Ozgur O.

    Where to park for cheap?

    March 13, 2012

  • Trish M.

    We will also provide pizza and beverages for everyone. :-)

    1 · March 5, 2012

  • Trish M.

    HPCC Systems will raffle off a Kindle! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    1 · March 2, 2012

  • Taylor B.

    Folks, FYI our venue capacity is ~35+/-. If you plan to attend, please make sure to RSVP soon, and if you've RSVP'ed but know you won't be able to make it, please help us gauge attendance by changing your RSVP accordingly. Thanks!

    March 2, 2012

18 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy