Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Cost of Running A Service on the Cloud Compared With Running It Locally

My previous posts have described the costs of running data applications on the cloud.¬† In this post, I provide a simple example of a cost-effectiveness study to answer the question: Is it cheaper to host an on-demand image mosaic service … Continue reading

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“Publish your computer code: it is good enough”

Nick Barnes wrote a fascinating article in Nature News entitled Publish your computer code: it is good enough. He makes a simple and cogent argument that scientists publishing their research should also publish the code used to generate the results. … Continue reading

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Data Processing for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)

The International Science Grid This Week has a very nice feature article on computing needs for the¬†Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The LSST telescope in Chile will generate the first high speed science grade movie of the sky.     … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Videos!

Following a request for more media on cloud computing, I have dug up some interesting videos that explain the basics of this technology:

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