What is Nimbus?

April 14, 2009

Just ran across an “interesting” definition of Nimbus: “Client-side cloud-computing interface to Globus-enabled TeraPort cluster at U of C” … in these slides: http://eucalyptus.cs.ucsb.edu/documents/eucalyptus-slides-wolski-cloud_expo_apr08.ppt There is a Nimbus client (which can be replaced by an Amazon’s EC2 client), true. But most of Nimbus is server side software. Teraport (and...

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Nimbus and Cloud Computing Meet STAR Production Demands

April 2, 2009

Press Release: Nimbus and Cloud Computing Meet STAR Production Demands We’ve been running self-configuring 100+ node clusters on EC2 since 2007, but I would be remiss if I did not link to this announcement.

Perspectives on Distributed Computing

January 15, 2009

Announcement: Perspectives on Distributed Computing: Thirty People, Four User Types, and the Distributed Computing User Experience is available for download. “This report chronicles and analyzes the responses of thirty users to questions about using the Globus Toolkit - starting with summaries of results and conclusions but also including very...

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Nimbus TP2.2

January 12, 2009

The Nimbus TP2.2 release provides a standalone context broker that can be used across Nimbus and EC2 clouds and continues our work on EC2 compatibility with the introduction of EC2 metadata server. In addition, the release contains new documentation and bug fixes. See the changelog for all the details....

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Rogue Root CAs because of MD5 collisions

December 30, 2008

Quoting from http://www.phreedom.org/research/rogue-ca/ “As a proof of concept we executed a practical attack scenario and successfully created a rogue Certification Authority (CA) certificate trusted by all common web browsers. This certificate allows us to impersonate any website on the Internet, including banking and e-commerce sites secured using the HTTPS...

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