These are the slides from a plenary panel that I participated in at IEEE Cloud 2011 on July 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C. I discussed the Open Science Data Cloud and concluded the talk by three research questions
OCC Open Science Data Cloud(www.opensciencedatacloud.org)<br />Robert Grossman<br />University of ChicagoOpen Cloud Consortium<br />Open Data Group<br />July 5, 2011<br />1<br />
I’ll describe a new project (the Open Science Data Cloud) and three research questions generated by the project. <br />
Open Science Data Cloud<br />The OCC is a not-for-profit supporting the scientific community by operating cloud infrastructure.<br />
The OSDC is a hosted distributed facility managed by the OCC that:<br />Manages & archives medium and large size datasets.<br />Provides computational resources to analyze them.<br />Provides networking to share the datasets with your colleagues and with the public.<br />
Sept, 2011</li></li></ul><li>Why Another Cloud Project?<br />
Variety of analysis<br />Scientist with laptop<br />Wide<br />Open Science Data Cloud<br />Med<br />High energy physics, astronomy<br />Low<br />Data Size<br />Medium to Large <br />Small<br />Very Large<br />Dedicated infrastructure<br />No infrastructure<br />General infrastructure<br />
OSDC Perspective<br /><ul><li>Take a long term point of view (think like an underfunded library not a cloud service provider).
Manage both the data and the analysis environment.
Develop open architecture that interoperates with other private and public clouds.
Operate vendor neutralinfrastructure at the scale of a small data center.</li></li></ul><li>Project 1. Bionimbus<br />www.bionimbus.org (biological data)<br />
Project Matsu 2: An Elastic Cloud For Earth Science Data<br />10<br />matsu.opencloudconsortium.org<br />
Research Questions<br />Develop technology to encapsulate a scientist’s data and analysis tools and to export, save and move these between clouds.<br />Develop protocols, utilities, and applications so that new racks and containers can be added to data clouds with minimal human involvement. <br />Develop technology to support the long term, low cost preservation of data in clouds.<br />