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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