Cloud computing

New sensor array changes the data collection gameMarch 5, 2015

Researchers at Argonne have developed a platform that outfits researchers with a next-generation data collection experience.

MCS researchers win award for work on storage solutions in the cloud July 11, 2014

Effective data handling is critical to many scientific applications in the cloud. Of particular importance is the issue of storage. To investigate this issue, a team of researchers from Argonne's Mathematics and Computer Science Division, the Argonne/University of Chicago Computation Institute, and the University of British Columbia benchmarked the performance of a number of storage systems using basic read and write patterns commonly observed in scientific applications. Their work, presented recently at the 5th Workshop on Scientific Cloud Computing, won the best paper award.

Argonne’s Madduri talks about large-scale data management for the life sciencesFebruary 21, 2014

Ravi Madduri, a software engineer and project manager at Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, was recently interviewed about his forthcoming participation at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo’14, to be held in Boston, MA, April 29-May 1.

Madduri will speak during the shared session on Cloud Computing and Next-Generation Sequencing Informatics.

MCS Division researchers play role in AAAS 2014 panelFebruary 19, 2014

Two Mathematics and  Computer Science Division researchers participated in the AAAS 2014 meeting in Chicago on February 14.

Clearing up some concerns about cloud computing and genomics research October 7, 2013

Cloud computing has become a popular option for scientists wanting on-demand access to increased capacity and capabilities, without having to invest in costly new hardware, storage, or other infrastructure. Genomics researchers, who produce enormous amounts of data thanks to new DNA sequencing technology, have begun to recognize the potential benefits of moving to the cloud.  At the same time, cloud computing raises some concerns. Both the benefits and the concerns are discussed in a recent article “Genomics in the clouds,” published in Nature Methods.

The Magellan Project: Building High-Performance CloudsSeptember 10, 2012

Motivated by the success of the Magellan cloud computing evaluation project, Argonne has been transitioning the system from a testbed into a production-grade system and training more researchers in how to best exploit its capabilities. Another major focus is closing the performance gap between traditional HPC platforms and the OpenStack platform, a large-scale, open source cloud computing initiative.

An Introduction to Data Intensive Science and Cloud Computing

The Computation Institute presents "An Introduction to Data Intensive Science and Cloud Computing" a two day tutorial Wed., May 30-Thu., May 31.

Classes will take place at the Computation Institute, Room 240 A/B. The Computation Institute is located in the Searle Chemistry Laboratory at 5735 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60637.