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RONIN: Enabling Intuitive Self-Service of Highly Optimized Intel Technologies and Tools for Research


Researchers need more computing power to answer their most pressing questions, but they are often limited by their on-premise computing resources and the steep learning curve of cloud computing. RONIN is an orchestration engine built on AWS that enables researchers to harness the power of the latest Intel technologies without any prior experience in the cloud. With RONIN, researchers can easily deploy and package the latest Intel processors and Intel tools to optimise and scale their analysis workflows in minutes.


Tara Madhyastha, PhD, Principal Research Scientist at RONIN

Dr. Tara Madhyastha is a Principal Research Scientist at RONIN and affiliate faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington. Trained in high performance computing, she is an interdisciplinary scientist. Prior to coming to RONIN she led HPC research strategy at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In her earlier academic career she worked in neuroimaging, developing new methods to study changes to cognitive networks that occur with aging and neurodegenerative disease. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of computer science, educational technology, psychology and neuroscience. Tara did her PhD in high performance computing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has held faculty positions at the University of California and the University of Washington, Seattle. She has received numerous innovation awards in these positions and at AWS, and extramural funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department Of Education.

Parice Brandies, PhD, Principal Bioinformatician at RONIN

Parice Brandies is the Principal Bioinformatician at RONIN. Parice completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in the field of genomics and bioinformatics. Her research focussed on how genomic technologies could be used as a tool to assist in the conservation of threatened Australian species. Throughout her PhD, Parice leveraged the capabilities of cloud computing to accelerate her bioinformatic workflows and is passionate about the opportunities cloud can bring to all fields of research. Her mission is to help empower other researchers around the globe to accelerate their own workflows and harness the extraordinary power of the cloud with RONIN.