Towards building a cloud for scientific applications

Publication year: 2011
Source: Advances in Engineering Software, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 14 June 2011

Lizhe, Wang , Marcel, Kunze , Jie, Tao , Gregor, von Laszewski

The Cloud computing becomes an innovative computing paradigm, which aims to provide reliable, customized and QoS guaranteed computing infrastructures for users. This paper presents our early experience of Cloud computing based on the Cumulus project for compute centers. In this paper, we give the Cloud computing definition and Cloud computing functionalities. This paper also introduces the Cumulus project with its various aspects, such as design pattern, infrastructure, and middleware. This paper delivers the state-of-the-art for Cloud computing with theoretical definition and practical experience.