Nebula Unveils OpenStack-Based Appliance

August 1, 2011

Nebula, the much-anticipated project from former NASA CTO Chris Kemp came out of stealth with its hardware appliance that harnesses OpenStack. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

NASA Takes Cloud on Mars Mission

November 8, 2010

Last week it was announced that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) would be making use of Amazon's cloud to handle the massive influx of data from the extended Mars rover missions--data that had outgrown its home in the initial systems the agency dedicated. This marks a critical stage in testing the cloud for government agency research missions, and opens the door to future use of its own Nebula cloud, which is still being evaluated. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

NASA Announces Pre-Release of Nebula Cloud Services

October 22, 2010

This week NASA announced the pre-release for its Nebula-powered Cloud Services for internal personnel, bringing an end to the beta period and spawning an era of new experimentation with a cloud platform for agency research. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Week in Review

September 2, 2010

The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to four projects as part of the Future Internet Architecture program; and the 3PAR bidding war is won by HP. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Why NASA Uses Open Source

July 21, 2010

In order to cut costs and keep the Nebula as an affordable resource, NASA leverages open source software across the board. An interview with NASA CTO Chris Kemp sheds light on the space agency's rejection of proprietary models. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Cloud.com Discusses OpenStack and HPC Involvement

July 19, 2010

Today's announcement from Rackspace about the OpenStack project, which included details about NASA involvement with some of its Nebula code, also identified partners--companies with a direct stake in creating an open cloud enviornment. We talk with one such partner, Cloud.com about their history with the project and with HPC more generally. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Image Gallery: Inside NASA’s Nebula Compute Cloud

April 14, 2010

NASA engineers have developed a cloud computing environment in a portable container that's about to go into broader testing. Take a look inside... Read more…

By J. Nicholas Hoover

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