SDSC team begins cloud computing research with applications to LiDAR

Feb 16, 2009

OpenTopography team members at SDSC have received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to explore new ways for academic researchers to manage extremely large data sets hosted on massive, Internet-based commercial computer clusters, or what have become known as computing “clouds". This research will use the LiDAR topography data hosted by OpenTopography as a test case and will focus on how cloud computing can aid the management and processing of massive spatial data sets.

Read the full news item at here: San Diego Supercomputer Center Begins Cloud Computing Research Using the Google-IBM CluE Cluster