Cloud Computing for Science

Keahey, Kate. (2010) Cloud Computing for Science. In: Nanoinformatics 2010, November 3 - 5, 2010, Arlington, VA. (Unpublished)

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Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud computing is emerging as a viable alternative to the acquisition and management of physical resources. The Nimbus project works towards enabling scientific communities to leverage cloud computing by providing (1) an IaaS toolkit allowing providers to configure clouds, (2) user-level tools for contextualization and scaling allowing users to easily take advantage of IaaS, and (3) an extensible open source implementation of both allowing users to customize the implementation to their needs. The talk will give an overview of the challenges and potential of cloud computing projects in science as well as the way in which the Nimbus project at Argonne National Laboratory addresses them. I will also describe what attracted various scientific communities to cloud computing and give examples of how they integrated this new model into their work. Finally, I will describe how scientific projects collaborating with us inspire technological development and take advantage of various Nimbus features.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: NIMBUS, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud computing,
InterNano Taxonomy: Informatics and Standards
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > Conferences and Workshops > Nanoinformatics 2010
Depositing User: Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 20:12
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2011 20:12

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