August 26, 2014

The NSF Pours $20 Million Into Experimental Cloud Test Beds

Never underestimate the impact that the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) can have on technology. After all, way back when there was no commercial web, it was the NSF that--under pressure from entrepreneurs--opened up the gates for the commercial web to become a low cost way for organizations and individuals to become networked.

Now, the NSF has announced that it has seeded two $10 million projects to create cloud computing test beds, Chameleon and CloudLab, as part of its NSFCloud program that supports research into novel cloud architectures. CloudLab will support open standards and could have a big impact on the open cloud computing scene.

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