Monthly Archives: May 2010

Cloud Computing in the Age of Data Intensive Science

If you are interested in the the benefits (and drawbacks!) of running science applications on clouds, you may be interested in this article in the SPIE Newsroom by Ewa Deelman,  Gideon Juve  and myself. Advertisements

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A New Instrument in the Keck Observatory Archive

While U.S.  space missions have long served their data through NASA-funded archives, ground-based archives have until recently not archived data. But that is changing. The W.M. Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) now offers data from 900 nights of data obtained with … Continue reading

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Data Management Techniques

The huge and ever growing volume of data (“the data tsunami”) in all fields is driving many advances in data management practices. If you are interested in this field, I recommend this excellent volume: “Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Technology and … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Moving Data on the Cloud

Last week I talked about the performance of various types of applications on the Amazon EC2 cloud, compared with their performance on a high-performance cluster. This week I want to focus on the costs of processing and moving and storing … Continue reading

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