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Press Release 09-032
Data Travels Six Times Faster in the Clouds

Cloud computing enables faster, less expensive processing across geographically distributed data centers

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Photo of the cloud computing system.

Sector is cloud computing system designed for data intensive computing. Sector is designed to run on racks of comodity computers (such as pictured above). The racks may be located within a single data center or across several geographically distributed data centers.

Credit: Michal Sabala, NCDM, University of Illinois at Chicago


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A diagram of Phase 1 of the Open Cloud Testbed, managed by the Open Cloud Consortium.

This is a diagram of Phase 1 of the Open Cloud Testbed. Phase 1 of the Open Cloud Testbed consists of 4 racks located at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the StarLight Facility in Chicago, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and Calit2 at the University of California at San Diego. The 4 racks are connected by a 10 Gb/s network, provided by the Cisco C-Wave and regional high performance networks at each of the locations. The Open Cloud Testbed is managed by the Open Cloud Consortium.

Credit: Open Cloud Consortium


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Photo of the cloud computing system.

Sector is cloud computing system designed for data intensive computing. Sector is designed to run on racks of comodity computers (such as pictured). The racks may be located within a single data center or across several geographically distributed data centers.

Credit: Michal Sabala, NCDM, University of Illinois at Chicago


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