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Cloud computing

Cloud computing
Cloud computing metaphor: For a user, the network elements representing the provider-rendered services are invisible, as if obscured by a cloud. Cloud computing is a computing term or metaphor that evolved in the late 1990s, based on utility and consumption of computer resources. Cloud computing involves application systems which are executed within the cloud and operated through internet enabled devices. Purely cloud computing does not rely on the use of cloud storage as it will be removed upon users download action. Clouds can be classified as public, private and hybrid.[1][2] Overview[edit] Cloud computing[3] relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network.[2] At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services. Cloud computing, or in simpler shorthand just "the cloud", also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources.

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TVPDesign Teams TVPDesign Teams are for Scientific & Technical Professionals who wish to get involved in design-related TVP projects to aid the implementation of The Venus Project as directed by Jacque Fresco. Those working within these teams do so as volunteers for The Venus Project. All designs by Jacque Fresco are protected by copyright, therefore volunteers are required to sign a non disclosure agreement (NDA). If you would like to find out more about our TVPSupport Teams which are international groups aimed at promoting the The Venus Project in their local communities and creating supportive media [ Click here ] How to Scale the Cloud in Cloud Computing 2 of 6 in Series: The Essentials of Managing Data in Cloud Computing From the provider's point of view, the whole point of cloud computing is to achieve economies of scale by managing a very large pool of computing resources in a highly economic and efficient fashion. The graph shows a graph of the cost per user of running just one software application using different kinds of computer resources; this is charted against the number of users. The one application runs in different computing environments, starting with inefficient dedicated servers all the way up to massively scaled grids. An important point to note is that the Y-axis of user populations is logarithmic. That means that the curve is much less steep than if it were drawn on a proportional scale of equal steps.

Platform as a service Platform as a service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provides a computing platform and a solution stack as a service.[1] Along with software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), it is a service model of cloud computing. In this model, the consumer creates the software using tools and/or libraries from the provider. The consumer also controls software deployment and configuration settings. The provider provides the networks, servers, storage, and other services that are required to host the consumer's application.[2] PaaS offerings facilitate the deployment of applications without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software and provisioning hosting capabilities.[3]

Common operational picture A commander's headquarters is typically responsible for ensuring that the appropriate information is presented to the commander, so that he can make the best command decisions. Traditionally, headquarters prepares maps with various symbols to show the locations of friendly and enemy troops and other relevant information. In the modern military, the COP is prepared electronically by a command and control battle command system (e.g. Army Battle Command System). Four ways cloud computing can make your business better now Andy McLoughlin is the cofounder and EVP of strategy of Huddle, a provider of cloud-based collaboration tools. Huddle is sponsoring VentureBeat’s first-ever webinar on cloud computing on Nov. 17. McLoughlin contributed this column to VentureBeat. A day doesn’t seem to go by without a mention of cloud computing in the press: the facts and figures, pros and cons, reasons why you should or shouldn’t roll out a cloud computing initiative. Peter Sondergaard, SVP of research for Gartner, declared cloud computing one of the four big trends that will change IT in the next few years and the analyst house estimates the cloud market at $150 billion by 2013. Research house IDC estimates that companies spend $17 billion a year on cloud services worldwide at that the market will be worth $43.2 billion by 2013.

The World’s First 3D-Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome) Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute. And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it’s only on a small scale. But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch far beyond DIY at-home projects. In fact, it could entirely replace the construction industry. We’ve already seen folks at MIT’s Research Labs working on ways to 3D print the frame of a home in a day, as opposed to the month it would take a construction crew to do the same.

The Biggest Cost of Facebook's Growth Data store: Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Oregon, is one of several that will help the company cope with its always growing user base. Facebook is the gateway to the Internet for a growing number of people. They message rather than e-mail; discover news and music through friends, rather than through conventional news or search sites; and use their Facebook ID to access outside websites and applications.

Cloud computing In common usage, the term "the cloud" is essentially a metaphor for the Internet.[1] Marketers have further popularized the phrase "in the cloud" to refer to software, platforms and infrastructure that are sold "as a service", i.e. remotely through the Internet. Typically, the seller has actual energy-consuming servers which host products and services from a remote location, so end-users don't have to; they can simply log on to the network without installing anything. The major models of cloud computing service are known as software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service. These cloud services may be offered in a public, private or hybrid network.[2] Google, Amazon, IBM, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, Zoho and Microsoft Azure are some well-known cloud vendors.[3] Advantages[edit] The cloud also focuses on maximizing the effectiveness of the shared resources.

Complex event processing Event processing is a method of tracking and analyzing (processing) streams of information (data) about things that happen (events),[1] and deriving a conclusion from them. Complex event processing, or CEP, is event processing that combines data from multiple sources[2] to infer events or patterns that suggest more complicated circumstances. The goal of complex event processing is to identify meaningful events (such as opportunities or threats)[3] and respond to them as quickly as possible.

Cloud Management Could Change the CIO's Role It's no secret that cloud computing has been on the minds of a lot of IT executives. Conference agendas are filled with cloud talk and the Internet is abuzz with it. As more enterprise IT departments move to the cloud, it begs the question: How will it affect the traditional role of the CIO. It's fair to say that there will be changes if the department shifts from a service provider to utility model with usage-based metering.

Printable Houses and the Massive Wave of Opportunity it will bring to Our Future All the way back in March of 2004, working in his laboratory at the University of Southern California in San Diego, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, was working with a new process he had invented called Contour Crafting to construct the world’s first 3D printed wall. His goal was to use the technology for rapid home construction as a way to rebuild after natural disasters, like the devastating earthquakes that had recently occurred in his home country of Iran.

Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing BOINC has been developed by a team based at the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at the University of California, Berkeley led by David Anderson, who also leads SETI@home. As a high performance distributed computing platform, BOINC has about 596,224 active computers (hosts) worldwide processing on average 9.2 petaFLOPS as of March 2013.[2] BOINC is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through awards SCI/0221529,[3] SCI/0438443[4] and SCI/0721124.[5] History[edit] BOINC was originally developed to manage the SETI@home project. The original SETI client was a non-BOINC software exclusively for SETI@home.

Heroku History[edit] The June 2012 North American derecho caused many applications hosted by Heroku to go offline. The service outage lasted less than 24 hours.[11]

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