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Google Cloud Platform for Research

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5:30pm to 6:30pm
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Join the Caltech research community Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm PT as we dive in to how to get started with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to enable faster, more cost effective research at scale - available for high capacity research needs.

Open to all researchers - during this virtual session hosted by Google Cloud and Burwood Group, learn best practices, hear example use cases from Caltech faculty, and receive up to $5,000 in GCP credits, and receive free resources to aid your research.

Learn first-hand from Caltech faculty members how Google Cloud Platform (GCP) enabled their research and receive up to $5,000 worth of GCP credits. See the Academic Research Credits Program requirements here.

Caltech has also partnered with the National Institute of Health (NIH) on an initiative to provide cost-effective access to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to help advance biomedical research. This partnership gives NIH-funded researchers up to 25% off of cloud services on GCP.

Learn How To:

  • Access the Latest Computing Hardware (GPUs/TPUs) on a cloud platform to enable your research
  • Get Access to Free Compute Credits, Deep Computing Discounts via NIH/Google Partnership
  • In this 60 min session, you will learn:
  • Google Cloud's unique capabilities and services available for cost efficient research, plus, how to take advantage of NIH STRIDES and Internet2 member benefits and discounts
  • How Caltech researchers have leveraged GCP to date
  • How to get GCP account access and take advantage of free various resources for Caltech community research (up to $5,000 GCP credits, public data sets, 1:1 office hours, additional training)


  • Tapio Schneider
    * Theodore Y. Wu Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Caltech
    * Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
  • R. M. (Michael) Alvarez
    * Professor of Political and Computational Social Science, Caltech
  • David Van Valen
    * Assistant Professor, Division of Biology and Bioengineering, Caltech

Following the session, researchers will have the option to sign up for 1:1 office hours with a Burwood expert.

Reserve your spot for this informational session today!