European Clouds Take Center Stage in September

September 20, 2011

The second half of September is a ripe time to touch base with the European grid and cloud communities. This week we are attending the EGI Technical Forum in Lyon, France where grids and cloud computing technologies are shaping new paradigms for European research and science endeavors. Five co-located events during the week will give us a sweeping overview of progress toward infrastructure goals in Europe. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Above the Clouds: An Interview with Armando Fox

August 2, 2011

If you spend any time reading about scientific computing in the clouds, it is quite likely you have encountered the name Armando Fox at least once. Fox has been writing about cloud computing before the term ever emerged into mainstream computing speak and continues to be a prolific source of information about cutting-edge cloud computing research for scientific and technical computing. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Q-Logic Makes the Case for High Performance Clouds

June 21, 2011

Q-Logic is touting HPC as the future of IT, but sees its role as best defined within clouds where supercomputer power can be put into closer reach. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Grid Engine Gets a PaaS

May 24, 2011

Grid Engine's new caretaker, Univa, announced a partnership with Eucalyptus Systems to bring managablility to HPC cloud users. This week we spoke with CEO of Univa, Gary Tyreman about what this means for Grid Engine users as they seek to allow the cloud to tackle some of their challenges. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Boosting Biology with High Performance Clouds

April 11, 2011

Dr. Asoke K. Taukder discusses the range of biological applications that can be run in a cloud environment and provides an overview of how high performance computing in the cloud can reshape the way research in the life science is performed. Read more…

By Asoke K. Talukder, Ph.D

Clouds Considered at Upcoming GPU Technology Conference

March 21, 2011

Cloud computing is on the agenda for October's GPU Technology Conference (GTC '11) following a year full of news and case studies highlighting GPU-powered cloud resources. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Calamities, Contingencies and the Cloud

March 14, 2011

As the dust settles, both literally and figuratively, in Japan following the series of disasters more comprehansive assessments of the damage are emerging on a number of fronts--human, environmental, structural and otherwise. While clouds have played an important role in allowing global sharing and collaboration the datacenters that support them in Japan were put to the ultimate test. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Considerations for the Cryptographic Cloud

March 11, 2011

Members of the Microsoft Research Cryptography Group describe the complexities of building a secure cloud storage service on top of a public cloud infrastructure, which is often not fully trusted by the user. Dr. Kamara and Dr. Lauter also shed light on key architectures that combine recent and non-standard cryptographic primitives and survey the benefits such rchitectures would provide to both cloud providers and their end users. Read more…

By Seny Kamara and Kristin Lauter -- Microsoft Research Cryptography Group

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