Date Added: Oct 2012
The significant advances in information and communications technology over the last half century led to an increasingly perceived vision that computing will one day be the 5th utility (after water, electricity, gas, and telephony). This computing utility, like all other four existing utilities, will provide the basic level of computing service which essential to meet the day-to-day needs of the general community. Cloud computing promises to increase the velocity with which applications are deployed, increases innovation and lowers the cost, while increasing business agility. Cloud computing on the other hand is an ability to rent a server or thousands of servers to run geophysical modeling application on the most powerful systems available anywhere.