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Magellan News & Announcements Archive

The Magellan project ran from 2009 through 2011. Collected here are articles, press releases and announcements written about it and its investigators.

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Magellan In the News

October 20, 2011

Articles About Magellan @ NERSC June 7, 2011, The case of the missing proton spin, symmetrybreaking June 1, 2011, The case of the missing proton spin, International Science Grid This Week (ISGTW) March 28, 2011, Why high-performance clouds are best kept in-house, Government Computing News Dec. 3, 2010, 2010 Annual HPCwire Readers’ Choice Awards, HPCwire Autumn, 2010, Sensing the Future of Greener Data Centers, HPCsource Nov. 30, 2010, A List of Cloud Solutions Offered by Federal Agencies,… Read More »

Do You Hadoop?

August 2, 2011

Magellan investigators Lavanya Ramakrishnan and Shane Canon presented a Hadoop tutorial at SciDAC 2011 held July 10 – 14 in Denver, Colorado. Read More »

Berkeley Lab Contributes Expertise to New Amazon Web Services Offering

July 13, 2011

To ensure that the new Amazon EC2 service will be able to handle a gamut of demanding HPC applications ranging from electronic design automation to financial services, Amazon Web Services worked closely with researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Read More »

Scientific Cloud Computing Misconceptions

July 1, 2011

At a recent conference, Magellan investigator Shane Canon outlined some persistent misconceptions about doing science in the cloud — and what Magellan has taught us about them. Read More »

Science Cloud 2011

June 17, 2011

The Magellan teams at NERSC and Argonne recently presented a joint paper at Science Cloud 2011 detailing their progress and conclusions to date. Read More »

Magellan Explores Cloud Computing for DOE's Scientific Mission

March 30, 2011

A new $32 million program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will examine cloud computing as a cost-effective and energy-efficient computing paradigm for mid-range science users to accelerate discoveries in a variety of disciplines, including analysis of scientific datasets in biology, climate change, and physics. Read More »

Why High-performance Clouds are Best Kept In-house

March 28, 2011

Most commercial entities don’t have the infrastructure to handle the intensive workloads of high-performance computing, And, if they do, it will probably be more expensive – in one case, 10 times more expensive – for them to run dedicated services than for some agencies to run their own private clouds. Read More »

Magellan @ NERSC Pushes Energy Efficiency Envelope

February 23, 2011

Magellan was not only installed to require less cooling energy, but it has also been configured to simulate a wide range of data center parameters and instrumented with sensors, allowing staff to study and tune Magellan’s efficiency. Read More »

IEEE’s CloudCom 2010 Best Paper Award Goes to Berkeley Lab Team

December 10, 2010

Cloud computing has proven to be a cost-efficient model for many commercial web applications, but will it work for scientific computing? Not unless the cloud is optimized for it, writes a team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »

Talk to the Magellan Staff at SC10 in New Orleans

October 12, 2010

Magellan will be highlighted at a variety of workshops and talks at SC10. Read More »

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