October 14, 2011
Will the cloud change programming? That is the subject of a recent article of the same name at CNET News that delves into the very pertinent subject matter of programming for the cloud.
Author Gordon Haff makes an interesting point about the computer programming language landscape, which is that despite there being hundreds, if not thousands, of choices, the pool of widely-used languages is much smaller. COBOL, Fortran, C – how do these old standards apply to the new infrastructure paradigm that is cloud computing?
Haff is hopeful that public platform-as-a-service clouds will open up new possibilities for the Web programming landscape. But since application programming interface (API) is often limited to a single provider, porting is still an issue. Some providers offer APIs that are specific to a hosted environment, but ideally there will be a solution that includes application portability across on-premise and hosted solutions, notes Haff.
Full story at CNET News
Researchers from the Suddhananda Engineering and Research Centre in Bhubaneswar, India developed a job scheduling system, which they call Service Level Agreement (SLA) scheduling, that is meant to achieve acceptable methods of resource provisioning similar to that of potential in-house systems. They combined that with an on-demand resource provisioner to ensure utilization optimization of virtual machines.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
When considering moving excess or experimental HPC applications to a cloud environment, there will always be obstacles. Were that not the case, the cost effectiveness of cloud-based HPC would rule the high performance landscape. Jonathan Stewart Ward and Adam Barker of the University of St. Andrews produced an intriguing report on the state of cloud computing, paying a significant amount of attention to the problems facing cloud computing.
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