Scientific Workflows in the Cloud [chapter]

Gideon Juve, Ewa Deelman
2011 Grids, Clouds and Virtualization  
The development of cloud computing has generated significant interest in the scientific computing community. In this chapter we consider the impact of cloud computing on scientific workflow applications. We examine the benefits and drawbacks of cloud computing for workflows, and argue that the primary benefit of cloud computing is not the economic model it promotes, but rather the technologies it employs and how they enable new features for workflow applications. We describe how clouds can be
more » ... nfigured to execute workflow tasks, and present a case study that examines the performance and cost of three typical workflow applications on Amazon EC2. Finally, we identify several areas in which existing clouds can be improved and discuss the future of workflows in the cloud.
doi:10.1007/978-0-85729-049-6_4 fatcat:423wdzax3jejtljpzjhcwhi27i