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Scientific Computing in the Cloud
May/June 2010 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 34-43
John J. Rehr, University of Washington, Seattle
Fernando D. Vila, University of Washington, Seattle
Jeffrey P. Gardner, University of Washington, Seattle
Lucas Svec, University of Washington, Seattle
Micah Prange, University of Washington, Seattle

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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Index Terms:
cloud computing, scientific computing, high-performance computing, physics, astronomy
John J. Rehr, Fernando D. Vila, Jeffrey P. Gardner, Lucas Svec, Micah Prange, "Scientific Computing in the Cloud," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 34-43, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2010.70
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