A Dark Matter for Astrophysics Research

May 31, 2011

Projects like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have provided a wealth of cosmological data for scientists to explore in detail. However, making use of those terabytes -- and generating far more data in the process of simulating and analyzing new concepts -- is highlighting the bottlenecks for scientific computing at massive scale. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Cloud Computing Will Usher in a New Era of Science Discovery

January 26, 2010

Computation is commonly considered the third mode of science, where the previous modes or paradigms were experimentation/observation and theory. With the introduction of high performance supercomputers, the methods of scientific research could include mathematical models and simulation of phenomenon that are too expensive or beyond our experiment's reach. With the advent of cloud computing, a fourth mode of science is on the horizon. Read more…

By Gilad Shainer, Brian Sparks, Scot Schultz, Eric Lantz, William Liu, Tong Liu, and Goldi Misra

Amazon Auctions Cloud Computation

December 16, 2009

Customers can bid for compute cycles on unused capacity. Read more…

By Thomas Claburn

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