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From a heads up on a post by Jake, Paul Watson has been meeting with Microsoft and Bill Gates this week discussing cloud computing for science. Reported in a local North east media site as Microsoft leaders in thrall to Northern expertise, the report outlines cloud computing technology at Newcastle highlighting Paul’s company Inkspot science.
Paul Watson presents a talk on CARMEN a the Google Seattle Conference on Scalability.
The idea behind the CARMEN project is that we provide a system to store electrophysiology data and analysis services so that data can be shared and analysed in the “Neuro-cloud”. An important factor in realising this system is that the stored data and the services have to be described in a way that is both human and computationally amenable. The first stage of this is agreeing what information should actually be ascribed to the data. In other words, the balance between what the experimentalist want to say about their data and what informaticians need to know about a particular data set in order to perform their analysis. To this end we have defined what we believe to be the minimum information that must be ascribed to an electrophysiology experiment for submission to the CARMEN system. It follows the now well practised format of MIAME and MIAPE minimum reporting requirements. In the first instance the document only represents consensus within the CARMEN consortium. However, it could form the basis of a community reporting standard for electrophysiology experiments. The document is available on Nature preceedings at the following URL and comments and opinions are encouraged. http://precedings.nature.com/documents/1720/version/1