FutureGrid provides a capability that makes it possible for researchers to tackle complex research challenges in computer science related to the use and security of grids and clouds. These include topics ranging from authentication, authorization, scheduling, virtualization, middleware design, interface design and cybersecurity, to the optimization of grid-enabled and cloud-enabled computational schemes for researchers in astronomy, chemistry, biology, engineering, atmospheric science and epidemiology. The project team will provide a significant new experimental computing grid and cloud test-bed, named FutureGrid, to the research community, together with user support for third-party researchers conducting experiments on FutureGrid.

Comet on FutureGrid

Yaakoub el-Khamra, Hyunjoo Kim, Shantenu Jha, and Manish Parashar, Exploring the Performance Fluctuations of HPC Workloads on Clouds, 2nd IEEE international conference on cloud computing technology and science (CloudCom), Indianapolis, Nov. 30-Dec.3, 2010.