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National Science Foundation Awards $20 Million For Cloud Computing Experiments 25

aarondubrow writes The National Science Foundation today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds — to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab" — that will enable the academic research community to experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. While most of the original concepts for cloud computing came from the academic research community, as clouds grew in popularity, industry drove much of the design of their architecture. Today's awards complement industry's efforts and enable academic researchers to advance cloud computing architectures that can support a new generation of innovative applications, including real-time and safety-critical applications like those used in medical devices, power grids, and transportation systems.
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National Science Foundation Awards $20 Million For Cloud Computing Experiments

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 21, 2014 @05:45AM (#47718875)

    Cloud has characteristics like:

    -Consists of vapour (not necessarely water)
    -Is a silver bullet (any IT-problem)
    -Strong SEP field (
    -Drawn in powerpoints as a fluffy, obscure image resembling a cloud (hence the name)

Recent investments will yield a slight profit.