How do you entertain such VIP guests? We talked radio astronomy,
medical informatics and genomics. OpenStack's momentum in research
computing brings it to new territory, in which it could be argued that
OpenStack's supporting role in the advancement of science leads in some
small way to the advancement of humanity...
Cambridge: A Player on the World Stage for 800 Years
To mark the occasion, we thought of a bit of historical fun. To coincide
with the release of OpenStack's 14th version, known as "Newton", we
went in search of some memorabilia of Isaac Newton, father of the laws
of motion, theories of gravity and co-creator of mathematical calculus.
At Trinity College, the Wren library holds a precious first edition of
his work. We were lucky on the timing of our visit: that day they had
received a third edition, dating from 1726, which we could handle.
Isaac Newton's first edition of Principia Mathematica, safely in its
case in the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge
Lauren Sell and Jonathan Bryce from the OpenStack Foundation
L-R Lauren Sell, Stig Telfer, Jonathan Bryce, Paul Calleja, John Taylor