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CS Document 3059-v1

Cloud Computing with Nimbus

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Fang Wang
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Fang Wang
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22 Jan 2009, 13:01
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29 Jan 2009, 16:22
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Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing is emerging as a viable alternative to the acquisition and management of physical resources. But what exactly is cloud computing and to what extent can it be used to meet the needs of scientific applications?

In this talk, I will give an overview of cloud computing and describe Nimbus -- a toolkit that provides an open source, EC2-compatible IaaS implementation as well as tools that enable, for example, the creation of tightly-coupled clusters such as are often used in science.

I will describe how applications drove the development of various Nimbus capabilities and how they use these capabilities today on Amazon EC2 and the Science Clouds. Finally, I will discuss the emerging trends in cloud computing and discuss how they can benefit science.

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Cloud Computing with Nimbus held on 29 Jan 2009 in FCC1 Conference Room
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