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Cloud Futures 2011

Advancing Research and Education with Cloud Computing

The Cloud Futures Workshop series brought together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of cloud computing across a variety of research and educational areas—including computer science, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, life sciences, and social sciences. Presentations and discussions highlighted how new techniques, software platforms, and methods of research and teaching in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in those diverse areas.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Ed Lazowska
Ed Lazowska

Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in CS & Engineering

University of Washington

Dennis Gannon
Dennis Gannon

Director, eXtreme Computing Cloud Engagement

Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research

Keynote Presenters

Jim Larus
Jim Larus
Director, Research & Strategy

Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research

Mark Russinovich
Mark Russinovich

Technical Fellow

Windows Azure Fabric, Microsoft Corporation

Michael J. Franklin
Michael J. Franklin

AMPLAB Director

University of California, Berkeley

About the Workshop

Cloud computing is an exciting platform for research and education. It has the potential to advance scientific and technological progress by making data and computing resources readily available at unprecedented economy of scale and nearly infinite scalability. To realize the full promise of cloud computing for research and education, however, we must think about the cloud as a holistic platform for creating new services, new experiences, and new methods to pursue research, teaching, and scholarly communication. This goal presents a broad range of interesting questions.

This workshop included presentations that illustrated the role of cloud computing across a variety of research and educational areas—including computer science, engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, life sciences, and social sciences. Attendees had the opportunity to learn how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in those diverse areas. All of the sessions in the Cascade conference room were streamed live while the workshop was in session. On-demand video of other sessions is now accessible from the agenda page.

     
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