University of Namur
The cloud paradigm appeared on the computing scene in 2005 with the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). After this date, a large set of related technologies has been developed. In the academic world, and especially in the HPC area, cloud computing is in some way in competition with the GRID model, which offers a middleware based approach. One of the solutions proposed is the integration of the two paradigms, in order to use the enormous potential of the existent computational GRIDs in new ways.