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Issue 200: iSGTW 10 November 2010

Reaching for sky computing

Sometimes, a single cloud isn’t enough. Sometimes, you need the whole sky.

That’s why a number of researchers are developing tools to federate clouds, an architectural concept dubbed “sky computing” in a paper published in the September/October 2009 issue of IEEE Internet Computing.

“Sky computing is a tongue in cheek term for what happens when you have multiple clouds,” explained Kate Keahey of the University of Chicago, who co-authored the paper alongside University of Florida researchers Mauricio Tsugawa, Andréa Matsunaga, and José Fortes.

“[In the paper] we talked about standards and cloud markets and various mechanics that might lead to sky computing over multiple clouds, and then that idea was picked up by many projects,” Keahey added.

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Can a digital earth save the planet?

A digital representation of the Earth integrated with worldwide earth science data archives could be an invaluable resource to researchers in a variety of fields.

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Scientific computing rock stars unveiled

Hear from the researchers you nominated as scientific computing rock stars.

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Link of the week


Scared of asteroids wiping us all out? Assuage your fears by experimenting with simulations on the ImpactEarth website.

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Video of the week

NASA goes to the clouds

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PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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