Instead, what is commonly called "the long tail of science" is increasingly responsible for causing the "data deluge" - the seer amount of small research groups consistently produce together more than 1 PB worth of data per year.
Gannon suggest three interesting initiatives in Cloud computing:
- Enable SMEs to build science-tailored services
- Mobile access to the Cloud
- Analytics as a Service
Further, he explains an imaginative "Cloud Science Stack" as an open and extensible system of services that he coins as "Cloud apps for science", such as (links courtesy of http://goo.gl/6kt37):
- Dataverse (Harvard)
- DataOne (for environemntal science)
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
With this presentation the first session of keynote speeches comes to an end - and the attendees will be released to an engaging networking coffee break.