The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.
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Benefits include visualising historic aerial images and flood maps.
By helping environmental scientists track threats to wildlife habitats, HP is also demonstrating the full range of its technologies and services.
This is one data set that a federal agency is keen to make public.
NSA snooping and the Patriot Act have raised thoughts about storing cloud data with non-American companies and outside the USA. Norway's Jottacloud is pitching for that business…
NASA's Nicholas Skytland explains how NASA had to build its own big data capabilities and how it's dealing with the enormous data sets from space missions.
Global Earth scientists remain a challenge - but with the opening of a new data access facility, NASA hopes to launch the next chapter of discovery.
The weather data and monitoring company will team with Radiometrics to get a better handle on temperature, humidity and liquid conditions in the earth's atmospheric layer.
It's 600 light years away, twice the size of Earth and has the unassuming name of Kepler-22b. But Nasa says that the planet is the first we've found, apart from our own, that could have liquid water on its surface — in other words, it orbits its star in a habitable zone.
SAP and Google are expanding a partnership to take large data sets and integrate them into Google Maps, Earth, Docs and other products.
Members of European parliamentary states have demanded changes to the way data is sent to the United States from Europe, amid conflicts between the European data laws and the USA PATRIOT Act.
Alan Shepard became the first U.S. astronaut 50 years ago today. The mission set off a 50-year string leading to companies like Space-X and Virgin Galactic that are aiming to commercialize space. Here's a look at the computers behind NASA in 1961 and what counted as "high-speed" data transmission.
ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: A summary of four extensively detailed posts, of how the Act can access data held outside the United States.
ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: Concluding comments of the consequences of the USA PATRIOT Act on EU cloud data. And it's not good news.
ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: European universities are risking their students' security by outsourcing to the cloud. A case study.
ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: An overview of the Safe Harbour principles, which allows data to flow freely between Europe and the US; but not without caution.
ZDNet's USA PATRIOT Act series: The controversy of Canada, cloud computing and an act of law which holds America's closest neighbor to data protection ransom.
Just in time for Earth Day, the non-profit organization turns up the heat on some of the biggest cloud data center operators in the business, encouraging them to consider more renewable energy options as they expand.
Google Earth Builder is a repository for enterprises' geospatial data that runs on top of Google Maps and Google Earth
Google is going after the enterprise geospatial market with a planned launch of Earth Builder, a tool that allows companies to overlay data on Google Earth and Google Maps.
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