Cloud computing is a transformative approach to computing that involves many aspects, among which include large-scale distributed algorithms that run on massive datasets (structured, semi-structured, and unstructured), "warehouse-size" computers residing in enormous datacenters, rapid utility-based provisioning of computing resources on-demand, and ubiquitous web-based applications accessible from anywhere. However, cloud computing is far more than about technology: it promises to fundamentally transform how we interact with information.
The Cloud Computing Center at the University of Maryland, which started in fall 2009, consists of individuals drawn from multiple disciplines interested in collectively shaping the future of cloud computing through research, education, and outreach. Our work focuses on applications of cloud computing, cloud architectures and infrastructure, as well as broader societal issues.
Recent and Upcoming Events
- CCC Colloquium: Michael Isard (April 20, 2010): DryadLINQ—General-Purpose Distributed Computing Using a High-Level Language
- CCC Colloquium: Grzegorz Malewicz (March 1, 2010): Models of Computation and Realization Challenges in the Cloud
- CCC Colloquium: Jordan Boyd-Graber (February 26, 2010): Inference and Validation of Probabilistic Models of Language in the Cloud
- CCC Colloquium: John DeNero (February 24, 2010): Large-Context Models for Large-Scale Machine Translation
- CCC Colloquium: Yasin Silva (February 22, 2010): Similarity-aware Query Processing and Optimization
- CCC Colloquium: Mark Dredze (February 17, 2010): Challenges of Cloud Scale Natural Language Processing
- CCC Colloquium: Andy Pavlo (September 3, 2009): MapReduce and Parallel DBMSs: A Comparison of Approaches to Large-Scale Data Analysis
- CLuE PI Meeting 2009 (October 5, 2009)