Monthly Archives: November 2011

How Cloud Computing Works

Well, how does it work?  HowStuffWorks recently posted an article on this topic by Jonathan Strickland. The article is aimed at non-specialists in computers. Nevertheless, it  gives a clear description of cloud computing and I think specialists will find it … Continue reading

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Skywatchers Look to Cloud for Storing ‘Tsunami’ of Data

I was interviewed by Innovation News Daily for this feature on data management challenges in  astronomy, based on the paper I wrote with Steve Groom on “How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?.”  The piece is aimed at the computer … Continue reading

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High Performance Compute Infrastructure for Astronomy: 2020 Is Only Months Away

I gave a talk with this title at the ADASS XXI conference in Paris this week.  The paper described my long collaboration with my colleagues at the Information Sciences Institute, USC. Through environment agnostic workflow management tools and portable applications, … Continue reading

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Royal Society Releases Its Journal Archive To The Public!

This may be a little off-topic, but I thought that this was definitely worth a blog post. The Royal Society has announced that its historical journal archive is now freely accessible on-line.  The society has made round 60,000 historical scientific papers … Continue reading

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