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New Book: Cloud Computing for Science and Engineering

Ian Foster of Globus, a SGCI partner, and Dennis Gannon, a computer scientist, have released a book called Cloud Computing for Science and Engineering.

From MIT Press:

The book surveys the technology that underpins the cloud, new approaches to technical problems enabled by the cloud, and the concepts required to integrate cloud services into scientific work. It covers managing data in the cloud, and how to program these services; computing in the cloud, from deploying single virtual machines or containers to supporting basic interactive science experiments to gathering clusters of machines to do data analytics; using the cloud as a platform for automating analysis procedures, machine learning, and analyzing streaming data; building your own cloud with open source software; and cloud security.

The book is accompanied by a website,, that provides a variety of supplementary material, including exercises, lecture slides, and other resources helpful to readers and instructors.

The book can be ordered directly from MIT Press or on Amazon