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Nimbus and Cloud Computing Meet STAR Production Demands
April 2, 2009
The advantages of cloud computing were dramatically illustrated last week by researchers working on the STAR nuclear physics experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider. New simulation results were needed for presentation at the Quark Matter Physics Conference, but all the computational resources were either committed to other tasks or did not support the environment needed for STAR computations.
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
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