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Exploring cloud computing for research: EPSRC and JISC pilot projects

Mr Matthew Dovey, Dr Daniel Emmerson, Dr Torsten Reimer

  1. Research

    Buttressing volatile desktop grids with cloud resources within a reconfigurable environment service for workflow orchestration

    Cloud technology has the potential for widening access to high-performance computational resources for e-science research, but barriers to engagement with the technology remain high for many scientists. Workfl...

    Stephen C Winter, Christopher J Reynolds, Tamas Kiss, Gabor Z Terstyanszky, Pamela Greenwell, Sharron McEldowney, Sandor Acs and Peter Kacsuk

    Journal of Cloud Computing 2014 3:1

    Published on: 13 January 2014

  2. Research

    An elastic virtual infrastructure for research applications (ELVIRA)

    Cloud computing infrastructures provide a way for researchers to source the computational and storage resources they require to conduct their work and to collaborate within distributed research teams. We provi...

    Alex Voss, Adam Barker, Mahboubeh Asgari-Targhi, Adriaan van Ballegooijen and Ian Sommerville

    Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013 2:20

    Published on: 25 November 2013

  3. Research

    Cloud computing for the architecture, engineering & construction sector: requirements, prototype & experience

    The Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) sector is a highly fragmented, data intensive, project based industry, involving a number of very different professions and organisations. Projects carried ou...

    Thomas H Beach, Omer F Rana, Yacine Rezgui and Manish Parashar

    Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013 2:8

    Published on: 4 April 2013

  4. Research

    Flood modelling for cities using Cloud computing

    Urban flood risk modelling is a highly topical example of intensive computational processing. Such processing is increasingly required by a range of organisations including local government, engineering consul...

    Vassilis Glenis, Andrew Stephen McGough, Vedrana Kutija, Chris Kilsby and Simon Woodman

    Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013 2:7

    Published on: 22 March 2013

  5. Research

    Fair Benchmarking for Cloud Computing systems

    The performance of Cloud systems is a key concern, but has typically been assessed by the comparison of relatively few Cloud systems, and often on the basis of just one or two features of performance. In this ...

    Lee Gillam, Bin Li, John O’Loughlin and Anuz Pratap Singh Tomar

    Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013 2:6

    Published on: 7 March 2013

  6. Research

    My private cloud – granting federated access to cloud resources

    We describe the research undertaken in the six month JISC/EPSRC funded My Private Cloud project, in which we built a demonstration cloud file storage service that allows users to login to it, by using their ex...

    David W Chadwick, Matteo Casenove and Kristy Siu

    Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013 2:3

    Published on: 13 February 2013

  7. Research

    Clouds in Space: Scientific Computing using Windows Azure

    In this paper we report upon the cloud-based solution that we designed and implemented for space situational awareness. We begin by introducing the background to the work and to the area of space situational a...

    Steven J Johnston, Neil S O’Brien, Hugh G Lewis, Elizabeth E Hart, Adam White and Simon J Cox

    Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications 2013 2:2

    Published on: 22 January 2013