eScience Open Mic: Cloud Computing for Research, 2/1

Please join the eScience Institute for a discussion on: Cloud Computing for Research: Challenges, Opportunities, Success Stories
Date: Feb 01, 2011 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Electrical Engineering 303, University of Washington, Seattle Campus Pizza and drinks will be provided 

Bill Howe from the UW eScience Institute will lead a discussion on the use of cloud computing for research and teaching — in the classroom, for shared development environments, to reduce IT costs, for hosting and scaling your website, and especially for large-scale data processing.   We will provide a brief overview of the lexicon, technology, economics, and major players in cloud computing, followed by a discussion of case studies from around UW campus with Q&A.

 We will be joined by representatives from Amazon and Microsoft to answer questions about their specific cloud platforms.

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