Monthly Archives: June 2011

Debunking Some Common Misconceptions of Science in the Cloud

This is the title of a presentation by Shane Canon (LBNL) and collaborators  given at the Science Cloud2011 workshop in San Jose, June 2o11. I gave an overview of this meeting in an earlier post. Canon et al. give what I … Continue reading

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Help! My Software Has Turned Into A Techno Turkey!

This is the title of a presentation I gave today at an internal symposium at IPAC, and I thought I would post it here. The title refers to the fact that a lot of scientific software developed on desktops will … Continue reading

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ScienceCloud2011: The 2nd Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing

The Science Cloud 2011 workshop was held on June 8 in San Jose, California, c0-located with the the 20th International ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (June 8-11).  Following on from last year’s first workshop, the meeting provided … Continue reading

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A New Model For Data Centers In The Era Of “Big Data”?

The current model of a data center managing data sets generated by a mission in a local computer room and serving data to astronomers, who download and work with them on their desktops, will break down in the coming years … Continue reading

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