Senior Research Program Manager
Cloud computing is at once familiar and new. It is the compute platform we know: Desktop, database, HPC cluster, Server, … but the new power of the cloud is the combination of scale, ubiquity and intelligence.
As the implications of climate change come into focus we increasingly cross domains into each other’s back yards. Oceans to biology to technology to software and hardware development; thence on to governance, to policy, to resource management. Seven billion back yards, or just one.
Embedded technology (‘Internet Of Things’) is the other end of the scale story, the leaves on the tree. Low cost, low power, high data yield, high data variety, rapid prototyping: All good news but still dependent upon the cloud.
University of Alaska Fairbanks