1-14-10 Rich Wolski

1-14-10 Rich Wolski - 1/14/10 R ich Wolski Eucalyptus: How...

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1/14/10 Rich Wolski Eucalyptus: How Starting a Software Company Today has been like Learning to Play Golf Cloud Computing o Amazon rents computers: Renting out data processing centers to small businesses Use web services to rent services Software Systems Research o University research implies Need the software in its “primary” (source code) form Need the software to run on the University machines (no modifications) Need the software to be simple Need the software to be free o Open-source software Freely available in source code form Built by developers who donate their time and effort Maintained by “the community” on a pro-bono basis Governance is by reputation Often licensed to prevent commercial exploitation of donated effort Building open-source software for research can be viewed as an “immoral act” o The open source community does not understand or respect the needs of student and postdoctoral researchers Publication has no value Accreditation is informal and often inaccurate
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There is no notion time budget o Valuable to the professor but not to the students Three months to determine that the building an open-source
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