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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 Mr D from 63 ( 3395377 ) on Thursday August 21, 2014 @08:33AM (#47719371)

    Whenever these kinds of stories come up I really wonder what they mean by "cloud computing"

    Cloud computing got popular when thin client got boring. These marketing generalizations always drive me crazy. If you have an on-line storage or backup service, just call it that. If it is on-line music streaming service, web based office tools, whatever just call it what it is. Otherwise, you just piss off those that get it and confuse those that don't.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"