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Scientific Computing in the Cloud

Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Computing in Science and Engineering (Impact Factor: 1.73). 07/2010; DOI: 10.1109/MCSE.2010.70
Source: IEEE Xplore

ABSTRACT Large, virtualized pools of computational resources raise the possibility of a new, advantageous computing paradigm for scientific research. To help achieve this, new tools make the cloud platform behave virtually like a local homogeneous computer cluster, giving users access to high-performance clusters without requiring them to purchase or maintain sophisticated hardware.

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