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Pointers

[email protected]

A distributed computing project to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases
http://folding.stanford.edu

HotCloud 2010

Workshop to discuss challenges in the cloud computing paradigm, including the design, implementation, and deployment of virtualized clouds; Boston, Mass., 22 June 2010
http://www.usenix.org/events/hotcloud10

LADIS 2010

The 4th ACM SIGOPS/SIGACT Workshop on Large Scale Distributed Systems and Middleware, held in conjunction with PODC in Zürich, Switzerland, 28-29 July 2010.
http://ladisworkshop.org/

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A scientific, distributed computing experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the search of extraterrestrial intelligence
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu

Jargon

IaaS

infrastructure-as-a-service, as it relates to cloud computing

PaaS

platform-as-a-service, as it relates to cloud computing

SaaS
software-as-a-service, as it relates to cloud computing
SSD

solid-state disk