Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The potential of Clouds for scientific computing

A couple of weeks ago Armando gave an invited talk at the Frontiers of Engineering symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering. He talked about the potential of Cloud Computing for scientists and engineers who aren’t primarily programmers. It was well received overall and a short article based on it will appear in print soon (and be posted here). Meanwhile, here are the slides in case anyone’s interested. As with the techreport, feel free to use/cite as needed, but please point people at our copy rather than providing a separate internal copy, so we can count downloads etc.

Monday, October 4, 2010

a note on citation

We've received many requests for permission to redistribute or quote our Above The Clouds paper. You are free to redistribute inside your organization or cite, without asking us first, provided you cite us. The correct citation is as follows:
"Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing" by Michael Armbrust, Armando Fox, Rean Griffith, Anthony D. Joseph, Randy Katz, Andy Konwinski, Gunho Lee, David Patterson, Ariel Rabkin, Ion Stoica, and Matei Zaharia. Technical Report EECS-2009-28, EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley.
Please do not redistribute this paper to the public at large; link them to our copy instead.