Exploring CLOUD Computing for DOE's Scientific Mission

Date Added: Jan 2010
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Cloud computing is gaining traction in the commercial world, with companies like Amazon, Google, and Yahoo offering pay-to-play cycles to help organizations meet cyclical demands for extra computing power. But can such an approach also meet the computing and data storage demands of the nation's scientific community? A new $32 million program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will examine cloud computing as a cost-effective and energy efficient computing paradigm for mid-range science users to accelerate discoveries in a variety of disciplines, including analysis of scientific datasets in biology, climate change, and physics.