Cloud computing

An Introduction to the Open Science Data Cloud and to NSF Supported Summer Research Experiences To Learn About Big Data
University of Chicago
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery
10th Floor, South Conference Room

We are entering the era of data driven science and big data. Moore’s law has not only increased the power and decreased the cost of computers but also of the instruments that produce experimental data. Scientists in a wide variety of disciplines are producing unprecedented volumes of data that is transforming science.

Researchers use the cloud to shed light on a long-standing mysteryJune 1, 2011

The question was: how is it that the quarks spins' contributions to the proton spin is only a small fraction of what was expected?

DOE's cloud computing project wins "Best Use of HPC in the Cloud" awardDecember 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s cloud computing testbed project, known as “Magellan”, has been recognized in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. Representatives of Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories, where Magellan testbeds are located, received the award at SC10, the international conference for high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis, in New Orleans.

Dynamic Nimbus cloud deployment wins Challenge Award at Grid5000 conferenceApril 26, 2010

The Nimbus toolkit, developed by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago as an open source set of software tools for providing cloud computing implementations, played a major role at the Grid5000 conference in France.

DOE to explore scientific cloud computing at Argonne, Lawrence Berkeley national laboratoriesOctober 14, 2009

A new program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy will examine cloud computing as a cost-effective and energy-efficient computing paradigm for scientists to accelerate discoveries in a variety of disciplines, including analysis of scientific data sets in biology, climate change and physics.

Nimbus and cloud computing meet STAR production demandsApril 2, 2009

The advantages of cloud computing were dramatically illustrated last week by researchers working on the STAR nuclear physics experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider.

Argonne cloud computing helps scientists run high energy physics experiments using AliEn grid servicesMarch 24, 2009

A novel system is enabling high energy physicists at CERN in Switzerland to make production runs that integrate their existing pool of distributed computers with dynamic resources in "science clouds."