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Clouds, Gridbus, GRIDS Lab: Recent developments January 5, 2009

Posted by Rajkumar Buyya in CLOUDS Lab News, Grid Computing, Manjrasoft News.
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Dear Colleagues:

I hope all of you have enjoyed Christmas and new year holidays and
energised to take up new challenges. Let me wish you all a productive
and prosperous new year 2009.

I would like to share recent developments with GRIDS lab (along with
accomplishments) and emerging new trends are observed during my travel
to USA, Europe, India.
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1. I have attended several conferences during Dec. month. They include
e-Science 2009 in USA, Cloud Computing Workshop in Germany, and ICDCIT
2008 (distributed computing and internet technology), ICON 2008, ADCOM
2008, and HiPC 2008 conferences in India; and ICCIT 2008 conference
(http://www.iccitbd.net/) in Bangladesh. Although these events are
features many papers in Grid computing area, but interest in Cloud
Computing is rapidly emerging. Keynote talks and panels on Cloud
computing featured with great interest. I also presented keynote talk on
Cloud Computing topic. Slides of my talk can be downloaded from:
http://www.gridbus.org/~raj/talks/Cloud-Buyya-Keynote2008.ppt

In fact, I would also encourage you to have a look at our Cloud
Computing article that will soon appear in Future Generation Computing
Systems (FGCS) Journal as my keynote talk follows similar structure:
http://www.gridbus.org/~raj/papers/Cloud-FGCS2009.pdf

2. During this trip I visited several cities in India and particularly
engaged in training teachers of engineering colleges in various states
by conducting workshops/seminars at Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bangaluru,
Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Hyderabad and Dhaka in Bangladesh. It also
gave me opportunity to share how one can use our Aneka software to setup
enterprise Clouds and use it for teaching parallel and distributed
computing to students. To get glimpse of these events during Dec. and
early Jan months, please browse:
http://www.manjrasoft.com/Manjrasoft_Events/index.html

I have also put slides of my talk online, which can be downloaded from:
http://www.gridbus.org/~raj/Buyya-IndiaRoadShow.zip
Feel free to share with interested colleagues and all attendees of
seminar. If any of you want to explore the use of Aneka in teaching,
please contact me.

3. Recognitions: One of our papers, entitled:
“A Linear Programming Driven Genetic Algorithm for Meta-Scheduling on
Utility Grids”, presented at ADCOM 2008 (16th International Conference
on Advanced Computing and Communications) has received “Best Paper
Award”. What is nice way to say bye to year 2008 and venture into 2009.
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Recently we have been doing quite a bit of work on mixing Grid and Cloud
computing. More on it later!

Cheers
Raj