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Alnuweiri and colleagues "On Cloud Nine"

Published May 11, 2009

Dr. Hussein Alnuweiri, senior professor of electrical and computer engineering, and collaborators Dr. Majd F. Sakr, associate teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and Professor Qutaibah Malluhi, head of computer science and computer engineering at Qatar University, are on the cover this month's issue of Network magazine.

The article, headlined "On Cloud Nine," focuses on the implementation of a joint cloud computing project spanning research and the industrial sector of Qatar and its economy. "Cloud computing comes as a natural next step in computing cluster technology," Alnuweiri said. "Here we have a computing cluster that consists of a few hundred computer nodes and they are actively used by researchers. It was the right application for the university and the kind of collaborative research that is conducted here. There is a demand for increased computational power for research to solve problems. These developments made us look for new paradigms such as cloud computing." The print edition of Network will be available soon, but the article is available now at