Nimbus And Cloud Computing Meet STAR Production Demands

Monday, April 6, 2009 - 08:36 in Mathematics & Economics

The advantages of cloud computing were dramatically illustrated by researchers working on the STAR nuclear physics experiment. Nimbus is an open source cloud computing infrastructure that provides tools allowing users to deploy virtual machines on resources, similar to Amazon's EC2, as well as user-level tools such as the Nimbus Context Broker that combines several deployed virtual machines into "turnkey" virtual clusters.

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