Issue No.01 - January/February (2011 vol.15)
Dennis Gannon , Microsoft Research
Roger Barga , Microsoft Research
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2011.20
Extending the capabilities of PC, Web, and mobile applications through on-demand cloud services will significantly broaden the research community's capabilities, accelerating the pace of engineering and scientific discovery in this age of data-driven research. The net effect will be the democratization of research capabilities that are now available only to the most elite scientists. To make this vision a reality, the computer systems research community must develop new approaches to building client-plus-cloud applications to support a new type of science, and many technical challenges exist.
cloud computing, Internet, scientific research, MapReduce, datacenters, data analytics
Dennis Gannon, Roger Barga, "The Client and the Cloud: Democratizing Research Computing", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.15, no. 1, pp. 72-75, January/February 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.20