What’s cloud computing, and how might you use it in your research? This workshop will cover the basics of what services are available to researchers, how to get access to them, and a set of specific research use cases where cloud computing can help.
The bDrive repository offers everyone at UC Berkeley unlimited storage, strong search capabilities, and mobile access. This storage is an important data management resource for research teams. The standard web client, however, does not always work well when dealing with very large files, many files, or deep folder structures. The web client’s connection is slow, and can disconnect in the midst of a lengthy, time-consuming transfer.
The Google Cloud Next 17 conference took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Wednesday through Friday of last week. An overwhelming number of courses, technologies, and project releases were presented; this article lists 100 announcements from the conference, across GoogleCloud offerings.
The D-Lab’s Cloud Computing Working Group, announced in a July news article on this site, has generated strong interest and participation among faculty, students, and IT support staff from many campus research domains. Participants are at a wide range of stages of incorporating cloud computing into research workflows.
To help accommodate the growing demand for cloud computing resources from UC Berkeley faculty and other campus researchers, Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) has launched a Cloud Computing Support program, consisting of consulting services, documentation, and tools to help facilitate cloud computing access. BRC has provided informal consulting support for cloud-based research since summer 2014.