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Experiences Using Cloud Computing for A Scientific Workflow Application

Experiences Using Cloud Computing for A Scientific Workflow Application

Clouds are rapidly becoming an important platform for scientific applications. In this paper we describe our experiences running a scientific workflow application in the cloud. The application was developed to process astronomy data released by the Kepler project, a NASA mission to search for Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. This workflow was deployed across multiple clouds using the Pegasus Workflow Management System. The clouds used include several sites within the FutureGrid, NERSC’s Magellan cloud, and Amazon EC2. We describe how the application was deployed, evaluate its performance executing in different clouds (based on Nimbus, Eucalyptus, and EC2), and discuss the […]

IDC Report: “SaaS Momentum Skyrocketing.” SaaS Based LIMS Subscriptions Supports this Finding

IDC Report: “SaaS Momentum Skyrocketing.” SaaS Based LIMS Subscriptions Supports this Finding

Revenues for the software as a service (SaaS) market on the whole are projected to grow from $13.1 billion in 2009 to more than $40 billion in 2014.

SaaS / Cloud Computing for Laboratories Has Gone Mainstream

SaaS / Cloud Computing for Laboratories Has Gone Mainstream

Cloud computing in business and government has taken off like a rocket.  More and more companies, government agencies, healthcare institutions, and financial institutions are turning to cloud computing, not only for their “line-of-business” applications, but for their entire IT infrastructure.  Now, the laboratory and scientific industries are embracing cloud computing at an even faster pace.  You will start to see more and more articles and case studies on the use of cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) for the laboratory.

HITECH Security Audits & Standards and the Impacts to Laboratories with Hosted LIMS

HITECH Security Audits & Standards and the Impacts to Laboratories with Hosted LIMS

Laboratories should be aware of these security standards when considering SaaS based LIMS or other Laboratory Informatics solutions on an either an externally hosted basis or internally hosted basis. The HITECH security guidelines could apply whether you have your systems internal or hosted external to your company.

Software as a Service (SaaS): 10 Trends for 2010

Software as a Service (SaaS): 10 Trends for 2010

Here is a summary of the 10 trends for 2010: 1. SaaS will continue to grow in acceptance and prevalence in the marketplace but – the term itself will fade in favor of “Cloud…

Laboratory Informatics Is Thriving! Innovations Are the Key Enabler

Laboratory Informatics Is Thriving! Innovations Are the Key Enabler

Despite the economy or because of it, the Laboratory, Scientific and Health Informatics industry continues to thrive. I think one of the things that defines the Informatics industry is innovation. When the economy is tight, organizations are looking for ways (read: Innovations) to become more efficient and competitive and the scientific disciplines are no exception.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What is the Largest LIMS of Them All?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What is the Largest LIMS of Them All?

Most labs have fewer than 25 people. So, does it really matter what the answer is to the question: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall, what is the largest LIMS of them all?” Well, you decide.