September 10, 2012
Sept. 10 — The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure (OCI) are conducting a Cloud Use Survey to collect compelling research use cases of cloud computing. Results will be used to formulate a cloud strategy for XSEDE.
The survey is open at xsede.org/CloudSurvey, and all researchers who have used the cloud for research or education are urged to share their cloud experiences. Academic and commercial cloud providers are encouraged to share the survey link with their research users and customers to facilitate wide participation.
"I encourage researchers and educators from across the nation to participate in the survey so that the NSF and XSEDE management can better understand cloud use cases and plan accordingly for seamless integration of cloud resources into the XSEDE architecture," said Barry Schneider, NSF OCI program director.
"If you have used a public, private, or commercial cloud resource for research or education, please participate in the XSEDE Cloud Use Survey," said John Towns, PI and project director of XSEDE. "We're eager to learn from your experience and want to better understand the requirements of a wide range of cloud use cases, from burst resources, commonly requested software, data sharing and data archiving to education, outreach and training, and science gateways."
Survey results will be included in an XSEDE Cloud Study report to be published on the XSEDE website.
The ever-growing complexity of scientific and engineering problems continues to pose new computational challenges. Thus, we present a novel federation model that enables end-users with the ability to aggregate heterogeneous resource scale problems. The feasibility of this federation model has been proven, in the context of the UberCloud HPC Experiment, by gathering the most comprehensive information to date on the effects of pillars on microfluid channel flow.
Large-scale, worldwide scientific initiatives rely on some cloud-based system to both coordinate efforts and manage computational efforts at peak times that cannot be contained within the combined in-house HPC resources. Last week at Google I/O, Brookhaven National Lab’s Sergey Panitkin discussed the role of the Google Compute Engine in providing computational support to ATLAS, a detector of high-energy particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
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04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.