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ATLAS and BNL Bring Amazon EC2 Online

March 2, 2016

This Open Science Grid news article discusses how a pilot project at the RHIC/ATLAS Computing Facility (RACF) at Brookhaven National Laboratory has used HTCondor-G to incorporate virtual machines from Amazon’s Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) spot market into a scientific computation platform. The ATLAS experiment is moving towards using commercial clouds for computation as budget constraints make maintaining dedicated data centers more difficult.