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NSF Underwrites Cloud Research
Researchers receive a two-year $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation
By: Maureen O'Gara
Feb. 20, 2009 10:30 PM
Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego have gotten a two-year $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore new ways for academic researchers to provision and manage extremely large data sets on clouds using the Google-IBM CluE Cluster Exploratory Cluster and the open source Apache Hadoop programming environment. Seems the ever-increasing volume of scientific data is beginning to overwhelm current approaches to data management. IBM and Google are picking up the tab for running CluE.
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