During this morning's drive to work I listened to a fascinating podcast from Business Week, Google's Next Big Dream. Here is a brief description:
"They call it cloud computing. The idea is to deliver incredible processing power to students, researchers, and entrepreneurs—while expanding Google’s footprint well beyond search, media, and advertising" or "supercomputing for everyone".
This podcast is extremely interesting, and thought provoking. Given the source is Business Week, the story is NOT delivered in geek speak. I recommend you spend the fifteen minutes required to listen:
Upon completion of the podcast, I used Google (what else!) and discovered some additional resources:
- Introduction to Problem Solving on Large Scale Clusters
(free online course with videos and lecture notes)
- Google's own Computer Science Curriculum Search Engine
- Google Code Video Lectures
(AJAX, C++, JAVA, Python and more)
- Rich Hoeg's Drivetime Podcast Tutorial
(how I listen to podcasts in my car)
I will definitely add these resources to the software engineering section of the engineering learning wiki.