Kim Wong Awarded Grant as Part of Humans Advancing Research in the Cloud Initiative

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Center for Research Computing Associate Research Professor Kim Wong has been awarded a $48,000 grant by the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University as part of the Institute's initiative "Humans Advancing Research in the Cloud." Wong's proposal, "Leveraging Existing Humanware for Research in the Cloud Through Judicious Bursting," was selected along with proposals from researchers at Georgia State University, University of Notre Dame and Arizona State University.

Wong will explore how the public cloud can satisfy needs for extreme amounts of system memory, accelerated inferencing and analytics environments that conform to HIPAA requirements, as well as using the cloud for bursting when demands for resources exceed on-premise capacity. The project seeks to transform static, fixed-size, on-premise high performance computing clusters into an elastic computing environment by integrating local resources with cloud providers.