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The Open Cloud Testbed
February 10 @ 4:00 pm
A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Boston University, and Northeastern University recently received an award from the National Science Foundation to construct and support a testbed for research and experimentation into new cloud Testbeds such as this are critical for enabling research into new cloud technologies. This is research that requires experiments which potentially can change the operation of the cloud itself. By providing capabilities that currently are only available to researchers within a few large commercial cloud providers, the new testbed will allow diverse communities to exploit these technologies, thus “democratizing” cloud computing research and allowing increased collaboration between the research and open source communities.
Michael Zink is currently Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He received his PhD in 2003 from the Multimedia Communications Laboratory at Darmstadt University of Technology. He works in the areas of future multimedia systems, Internet architectures, and sensor networks. Dr. Zink is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.