University researchers get $5M grant to build ‘Aristotle Cloud’

A group of researchers from three universities have received a $5 million National Science Foundation grant to build an academic-focused cloud-computing platform. Their goal is to allow scientific researchers to share computational capacity across sites in order to speed results.

The project is called the Aristotle Cloud Federation, and the principle investigator for the initiative hopes for it to act as a proof of concept for other colleges and universities to either join their cloud or build their own.

“We intend for this to be a model for academic institutions to share compute and data analysis resources over time,” says David Lifka, lead of the project and director of the Center for Advanced Computing at Cornell University in New York.

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Source: Network World Cloud Computing

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