Ian Foster to Keynote ISC Cloud'11

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The ISC Cloud’11 conference has announced that Ian Foster’s keynote will be entitled: We’re Smarter than we Think: Accelerating Discovery by Outsourcing the Mundane

Whitehead observed that “civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.” I propose that commercial cloud computing can allow us to accelerate dramatically the pace of discovery by removing a range of mundane but timeconsuming tasks from our consciousness. I describe the Globus Online system that we are developing to explore these possibilities, and propose milestones for evaluating progress towards smarter science.

ISC Cloud’11 takes place September 26-27 in Mannheim, Germany. Register now.