Programming the Cloud
Speaker: Tony Hey , Microsoft ResearchContact:
Date: October 21 2009
Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Host: Victor Zue, CSAIL
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Cloud computing uses data centers to provide on-demand access to services such as data storage and hosted applications that provide scalable web services and large scale data analysis. The massive scale of today's data centers and network bandwidth to these facilities make it possible for users and application service providers to 'pay as they go', paying only for resources consumed. In this talk we cover basic cloud computing system architectures from the perspective of application programming models that are emerging as central elements of cloud computing. We also illustrate the types of applications that can take advantage of these distinct models.
As Corporate Vice President of the External Research Division of Microsoft Research, Tony Hey is responsible for the worldwide external research and technical computing strategy across Microsoft Corporation. He leads the company's efforts to build long-term public-private partnerships with global scientific and engineering communities, spanning broad reach and in-depth engagements with academic and research institutions, related government agencies, and industry partners. His responsibilities also include working with internal Microsoft groups to build future technologies and products that will transform computing for scientific and engineering research. Hey also oversees Microsoft Research's efforts to enhance the quality of higher education around the world.
Tony Hey also has a passionate interest in communicating the excitement of science to young people. He has written 'popular' books on quantum mechanics and on relativity. Hey is a graduate of Oxford University, with both an undergraduate degree in physics and a doctorate in theoretical physics.
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