Investigation of Cloud Technologies for advancement of campus research.

Project ID
FG-246
Project Categories
Technology Evaluation
Completed
Abstract
University of Colorado at Boulder recognizes the importance of IaaS and clouds in advancing the research capabilities of modern day scientists. This project will explore the application and benefits of cloud technologies for disciplines that don't require a tightly coupled supercomputing environment, but need to perform a substantial amount of computational work.
The initial phase will involve the exploration of the various cloud management softwares to gain knowledge about the different technologies and compare the features of different solutions. The second phase of this evaluation will be to identify research areas at CU-Boulder that can benefit from those cloud technologies and pilot a few users using cloud services
Use of FutureSystems
To help identify those areas of research being done at University of
Colorado can benefit from cloud technologies, such as genomics or
language processing.
Scale of Use
Not particularly large, mostly proof of concept and scaling studies
which can be done on an as available basis.