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The Client and the Cloud: Democratizing Research Computing
January/February 2011 (vol. 15 no. 1)
pp. 72-75
Roger Barga, Microsoft Research
Dennis Gannon, Microsoft Research
Daniel Reed, Microsoft Research
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.

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Index Terms:
cloud computing, Internet, scientific research, MapReduce, datacenters, data analytics
Roger Barga, Dennis Gannon, Daniel Reed, "The Client and the Cloud: Democratizing Research Computing," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 72-75, Jan.-Feb. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.20
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