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San Diego Supercomputer Center Begins Cloud Computing Research Using the Google-IBM CluE Cluster
February 17, 2009
Researchers from the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, have been awarded a two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore new ways for academic researchers to manage extremely large data sets hosted on massive, Internet-based commercial computer clusters, or what have become known as computing "clouds."
University of California, San Diego
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