Texas Tech Joins Consortium of Experts Called Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center

Created and funded by National Science Foundation, center provides research, development to business.

Researchers at Texas Tech University have joined a consortium of experts called the Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC) to provide research and development to businesses interested in these computing areas.

Alan Sill, a senior scientist at Texas Tech’s High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) and the CAC site director, said Texas Tech will take on a leadership role in cloud standards and reference implementations within the center, created and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Cloud computing refers to the storing and accessing of data and computational services on the Internet rather than using only a single computer’s hard drive and processor. Autonomic computing systems work automatically, such as anti-spam software that searches incoming email and automatically blocks suspicious ones.