November 13–15, 2018 - Shanghai, China
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Thursday, November 15 • 10:28 - 10:48
Keynote: Accelerating Genome Sequencing via Containers and Kubernetes – Chao Wang, CTO, X-Turing & Anni Lai, Head of Global Business Development, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Huawei & Governing Board Member, CNCF

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Genome sequencing is figuring out the order of DNA nucleotides, or bases, in a genome – the order of As, Cs, Gs, and Ts that make up organism’s DNA. The human genome is made up of over 3 billion of genetic letters, thus genome sequencing projects tend to be large and the data processing processes are generally complex and require a variety of tools and software. The traditional HPC or VM based platform tends to fall short in a genome sequencing computation environment.
X-Turing, a leading biotechnology company in China who provides biotech related solutions and services to enterprises and customers such as doctors, scientists, dietitians, aestheticians, etc, overcame the challenges that traditional HPC and VM based platform faced in a genome sequencing environment by building an entire workflow and a full stack toolchain using containers and Kubernetes. X-Turing’s Kubernetes platform is a live system in production that offers 5000+ container-based applications, thousands of container instances servicing enterprise customers such as Beijing Genomics Institute, China National GeneBank, New China Life Insurance, and many top hospitals and universities in China. 
In this talk, we will discuss the challenges that X-Turing faced during their genome sequencing projects and how they were able to leverage modern technologies such as containers and Kubernetes to overcome challenges. We will also discuss the next phase of X-Turing’s IT modernization in order to further improve their IT efficiency and better serve their business needs. 

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Anni Lai

Head of Global Business Development, VP of Strategy & Business Development, Huawei
Anni leads the Operations of Huawei’s Cloud Open Source Development Team responsible for OpenStack, Containers, Open Storage, AI/Deep Learning, and other Cloud-related open source projects. Anni currently sits on both OpenStack and CNCF Boards. In addition, Anni is part of Huawei’s... Read More →
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Chao Wang

CTO 首席技术官, X-Turing
Mr. Chao Wang is currently the CTO of X-Turing, a company for bioinformatics tools and big data platform for genomics. Mr. Wang has been working as a software engineer for 10+ years in many fields such as Linux, Cloud, Telecom NFV, Big Data, and AI. Now he spends all of his time to... Read More →

Thursday November 15, 2018 10:28 - 10:48
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