Science Clouds: Sky’s the Limit

You might think Cloud Computing is just the current spin that Fortune 500’s put on the Grid. Turns out your smart aleck college kid may already be using Science Clouds powered by the Globus Alliance:
Science Clouds provide compute cycles in the cloud for scientific communities using the workspace tools. The workspace cloud client allows you to provision customized compute nodes (that we call “workspaces”) that you have full control over using a leasing model based on the Amazon’s EC2 service. The Science Clouds have two objectives: (1) to make it easy for scientific and educational projects to experiment with cloud computing and (2) to enable us to learn how to make cloud computing a useful tool for the scientific community.” Full Story

About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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