To address this question, Wolfgang Gentzsch (HPC and Cloud Projects Specialist) and Burak Yenier (VP of Operations at CashEdge) organized the Uber-Cloud Experiment to explore the end-to-end process of accessing remote resources in computer centers and in HPC Clouds, and to study and overcome the potential roadblocks. Round 1 of the experiment kicked off in July 2012. Read the results here.
Over 250 participants have already registered for Round 2 and we are still seeking computational biologists and any others who would like to be involved. To participate in Round 2 or just monitor it closely—and to receive the final Round 1 report with all findings—register at http://www.compbioexperiment.com.
This is an open invitation to members of the Life Sciences community to join the experiment for a 3-month experiment, where they will apply the cloud computing service model to workloads on remote Cluster Computing resources in the areas of bio, pharma, and chemistry.
Our lab is a registered participant in this effort.