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Communicating Process Architectures (CPA)
 Title: Economics of Cloud Computing: a Statistical Genetics Case Study
 Conference: Communicating Process Architectures 2009
 Authors: Jeremy M. R. Martina, Steven J. Barretta, Simon J. Thornbera, Silviu-Alin Bacanua, Dale Dunlapb, Steve Westonc
(a) GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd
(b) Univa UD
(c) REvolution Computing
 Abstract: We describe an experiment which aims to reduce significantly the costs of running a particular large-scale grid-enabled application using commercial cloud computing resources. We incorporate three tactics into our experiment: improving the serial performance of each work unit, seeking the most cost-effective computation cycles, and making use of an optimized resource manager and scheduler. The application selected for this work is a genetics association analysis and is representative of a common class of embarrassingly parallel problems. 

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