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Enabling On-Demand Science via Cloud Computing

TitleEnabling On-Demand Science via Cloud Computing
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKeahey, K, Parashar, M
JournalIEEE Transactions on cloud Computing
Date Published08/2014
Other NumbersANL/MCS-P5143-0514
AbstractInfrastructure cloud computing has emerged as a new, revolutionary resource procurement paradigm that has been widely adopted by enterprises. Clouds provide on-demand access to computing utilities, user control over the computing environment, and an abstraction of unlimited computing resources—overall, a fundamental building block for on-demand scale up, scale out, and scale down. Furthermore, a diverse and dynamically federated marketplace of “cloud-of-clouds” can accommodate heterogeneous and highly dynamic application requirements by composing appropriate (public and/or private) cloud services and capabilities best suited to the needs of a given application. Clouds are also rapidly joining high-performance computing (HPC) systems, clusters, and grids as viable platforms for scientific exploration and discovery.