Greening the World’s Most Ubiquitous Building Material

January 23, 2015

Concrete is one of the oldest building materials with a history dating back to ancient Egypt. Today, concrete – comprised primarily of water, aggregate and ce Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NIST’s Security Reference Architecture for the Cloud-First Initiative

June 28, 2013

The United States is implementing a new “Cloud-First” computing strategy, in which they will start transferring applications from private datacenters to hybrid and public infrastructures. In the effort to reduce spending across the board, the government is taking steps to cut computing costs by moving as many computations and applications to the cloud as possible. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Exascale Blood Dries on U.S. Axe

April 11, 2013

The federal R&D budget figures for 2014 have been released and as many suspected following last year’s pushback on the exascale timeline, there was no room left in the government wallet for one quintillion FLOPS. According to Dr. John Holdren, who remarked on the federal research and development... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Can Service Providers Curb Privacy Concerns?

August 1, 2012

Is there any way to guarantee the security of cloud-based data? A security provider attempts to reduce vulnerabilities and increase confidence with auditing and compliance services. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

NIST Guide Helps Dispel Cloud Mysteries

May 31, 2012

Cloud services have increased accessibility to high power resources that were typically available only to large enterprises and government facilities. While the financial and technological advantages may be obvious, underlying structures that form cloud services can be mystifying to the end user. The confusion has prompted the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to publish a synopsis defining cloud technologies, including recommendations. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

NSF Report Details National Cloud Agenda

February 13, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) describes its support for cloud computing research in a 21-page report, submitted to Congress last week. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cloud Less Cloudy with Formal NIST Definition

October 28, 2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes its formal definition for cloud computing. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NIST Draws Federal Roadmap

September 15, 2011

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the federal government with new standards guidelines. Read more…

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