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NASA Collaborates with Japan Over Joint Open Source Cloud Computing
NASA Uses Nebula Cloud Platform to Advance Global Cooperation in Research and Education
By: Lavenya Dilip
Jun. 10, 2010 04:51 PM
NASA and Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) will be collaborating on interoperability between NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and Japan's NII Cloud infrastructure. Nebula, NASA’s huge open source project for the purpose of on-demand cloud computing integrates cloud computing and data center containers for NASA’s new data powerhouse and provides access to high performance computing and storage for the space agency’s researchers. Japan's NII Cloud provides cloud platform services to Japan's academic and research community. NASA Nebula and NII's Cloud are both built entirely using open source technologies and open-data application programming interfaces.
NASA's Chief Technology Officer, Chris C Kemp demonstrated the scope of the interoperability efforts during NII's annual Open House event in Tokyo by incorporating Nebula and NII Cloud infrastructures to serve publicly-available selections of Mars Orbiter data sets to a web application. NASA said that this initiative helps demonstrate how cloud standards can facilitate interoperability and data portability and help create a worldwide common pool of academic information infrastructure.
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