Digitalization and exponential growth of data are challenges to the world of traditional IT. In this course we are presenting technologies that are building blocks for the “Future of Computing”.
The Systems of Engagement with unstructured data and analytical processing require new approaches for software development and deployment, like microservices, containerization and cloud-native applications. In addition, IT departments require new underlying technologies to enable processing of vast amounts of data: Hardware Acceleration, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology.
These new trends are put in contrast with essential technologies of the traditional Systems of Record. Reliability, High-Availability and Serviceability in these systems require sophisticated hardware, operating systems and middleware in order to process transactions at scale.
In 4 weeks we will cover topics from Hardware and Operating Systems to Software Development and new Workloads such as Artificial Intelligence as well as Blockchain. The focus will be on technologies around IBM Power Systems.
Week 1: Processor Technology
Week 2: Operating Systems and Heterogeneous Computing
Week 3: Cloud Computing
Week 4: New Workloads and Computing Paradigms
Speakers and Contributors
The main promoters of the course are Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze (HPI), Dr. Wolfgang Maier (IBM), Hildegard Gerhardy (IBM)
The additional lecturers for specific topics are:
Find out more in the certificate guidelines.
Prof. Andreas Polze's group Operating Systems and Middleware develops programming paradigms, design patterns and description methods for large, distributed component systems. The group’s work focuses on the integration of middleware with embedded systems and the predictability of their behavior with respect to real-time capability, fault tolerance and safety.
Hildegard Gerhardy is as a consultant in IBM responsible for the IBM Power Systems/Cognitive Solutions Academic Initiative (PSAI) for Europe. She is located at one of the german IBM metro locations based in Düsseldorf.
The objective in the academic environment is to raise awareness at universities and schools for what IBM in these days is standing for. She is focussing around Europe supporting Professors/Phd´s and students in different universities and schools, to enable them to use IBM education materials and downloadable software as well as getting access to systems and cloud offerings. To get this done we are building up collaboration with different chairs at several universities. Last but not least IBM focuses on attracting young talents with special skills that IBM and clients are looking for.
Hildegard Gerhardy started her career in IBM Learning Services in 1999 as Leading Technical Trainer and took on various responsibilities in different areas during the last 20 years. She built up experiences in different departments like Marketing, Sales, Brand&Product Management as well as Strategy and Business Development.
Wolfgang Maier is Director Hardware Development at the german sited IBM R&D lab close to Stuttgart.
His career with IBM started as design engineer for Mainframe Firmware in 1996. 3 years later he accepted the role of department manager for System z IO Firmware and started to focus on the employment of industry standard IO technologies in IBM high end servers. During his international assignment in Austin (Tx) he directed the first implementation of the Infiniband technology for the IBM POWER line. After his return to germany he extended the use of industry standards within the mainframe and headed the development of central IO hardware as well as mainframe and POWER CMOS processors. His current responsibilities also span the system packaging and system control area with special focus on workload optimization and power efficiency. He is leading the european business development of the OpenPower foundation which was founded by IBM and several other technology partners in 2013. His current focus in innovation is on Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing.
Wolfgang Maier obtained his PhD in Laserphysics from the University of Tuebingen in 1996. He enjoys to spend his spare time with his family, loves skiing and motorbikes.