Speaker Ian Foster
Affiliation Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago, Computation Institute
Host Daron Green
Date recorded 5 June 2008
(Joint work with Svetlozar Nestorov, Steve Tuecke, and others)
Research and development are becoming increasingly data driven and collaborative. However, taking a systems-level view of the knowledge production process, we find that progress is often hindered by logistical difficulties relating to data access, analysis, discovery, interpretation, and sharing. I argue that many of these difficulties can be overcome by creating an open analytics environment, a hardware +software "cloud" into which teams can load data, programs, and the
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