Monthly Archives: February 2012

Citizen Science: Contributions to Astronomy Research  

This is the title of an interesting paper by Carol Christian et al., in which they discuss the role of citizen science in modern astronomical research.  The authors adopt the definition of  citizen science as ” active involvement of a … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Is Not A New Idea!

While doing the research for a talk on cloud computing at Space Telescope next week,  my eyes were opened to the history of cloud computing. We all know, of course, of the commercial cloud offerings of the Amazon Elastic Compute … Continue reading

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Performance of Applications Running on the Magellan Cloud

The Magellan Project recently ended after a two year experiment. It was a distributed testbed infrastructure  established at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). Its goal was  to provide an environment … Continue reading

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