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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 bedoi:10.1007/978-0-85729-049-6_4 fatcat:423wdzax3jejtljpzjhcwhi27i