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Happy New Year!

To get it off to a new start check out the call for papers for the ScienceCloud 2010 workshop – announced right before Christmas!

The last year’s Science Cloud workshop was a great venue for anybody interested in cloud computing for science. The program covered everything from scientific cloud platforms (and how to set them up), through standards and middleware, to case studies of scientific applications on commercial cloud platforms such as Amazon and Azure. The latter were perhaps the most interesting of the workshop – and in fact one of them, a performance study of a cosmology application on Amazon from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab won the best paper award. The slides and papers can be viewed online – still a great reference to see what’s happening in cloud computing for science.  Some of the papers will also appear in the Scientific Programming Journal’s special issue on science-driven cloud computing.

This year’s Science Cloud workshop will be again collocated with HPDC and solicit papers addressing similar issues. If you are using clouds for science and have a thing or two to say about it this may be a good opportunity.