Keynotes


Ian Foster

What the cloud *really* means for science

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We've all heard about how on-demand computing and storage will transform scientific practice. But by focusing on resources alone, we're missing the real benefit of the large-scale outsourcing and consequent economies of scale that cloud is about. The biggest IT challenge facing science today is not volume but complexity. Sure, terabytes demand new storage and computing solutions. But they're cheap. It is establishing and operating the processes required to collect, manage, analyze, share, archive, etc., that data that is killing creativity.

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Dennis Gannon

The Client+Cloud: Changing the Paradigm for Scientific Research

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Cloud computing is now part of everyday life. We use cloud infrastructure to search the web, to store our files and to manage our e-mail and connect to our social networks. We even use it to translate text from one language to another. The cloud is the critical back-end to our most valued cell phone applications. While cloud-based applications have had a profound impact on our personal life, there had been little change in the way scholars go about their research.

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Kai Hwang

Security, Privacy, and Data Protection for Trusted Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing and virtualization have been regarded as the cutting-edge computing technologies that may change the course of computing in the future. In this talk, Dr. Hwang will address the security, trust managment, and data integrity issues for harnessing a virtualized cloud infrastructure over distributed datacenters. He will assess the role of virtualization technology in protecting cloud resources and datasets used in infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and application (SaaS) services in both public and private clouds.

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