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12 January 2011

e-Science in the Clouds

Presented By Professor Ron Perrott, Queen's University, Belfast
  • 2.30pm
  • Room N225, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: In 2000 e-Science/grid computing became a major research funding initiative within the UK affecting all academic disciplines. This concept has now evolved through grids, peer computing etc into cloud computing and has been taken up by industry and commerce. The Belfast e-Science Centre was one of the first UK centres established to develop and promote e-Science. The Centre through its technology developments and its practice-based research has pioneered many e-Research technologies and applications areas. In particular, dynamic service-based technologies and infrastructures; novel applications outside of the traditional e-Research domain of computational science; and long term abstract programming models for e-Research applications. In this talk I review the different way we view our projects today when compared to the early days of e-science and examine the changing influences on applications, infrastructure and users.