Date Added: Aug 2011
The Intel Science and Technology Center for Cloud Computing (ISTC-CC) is an open community of leading researchers devising critical new underlying technologies for future clouds and cloud applications. Headquartered at Carnegie Mellon University, ISTC-CC includes researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Intel, Princeton, and UC-Berkeley. ISTC-CC research explores system architectures, programming models, automation mechanisms, and related technologies to enable dramatic efficiency, ubiquity, and productivity improvements in cloud computing. Although cloud computing has generated enormous buzz and attention in the industry, the term itself is not always defined with precision. From a user's perspective, cloud computing involves performing a task using someone else's computers and possibly software.