Keahey receives Innovator Award
Kate Keahey, a computer scientist in Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) Division, has been named this year’s winner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Chicago Innovator Award.
The award is presented by the AWIS Chicago Board to a female scientist who has made innovative contributions to fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Keahey has developed early concepts in infrastructure cloud computing and has engaged in multiple application projects popularizing the use of cloud computing and refining the technology.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud computing and the ability to provide access to resources on demand was a revolutionary concept for the scientific community.
It is critical to providing reliable response times, which are creating unprecedented opportunities for science.
Kate Keahey (MCS), Computer Scientist
Keahey’s work extended the concept of remote job submission in grid computing by proposing the use of virtual machines as “containers” to enable users to control the environment on remote computing resources. In this way users could project a desired environment onto a remote resource and ensure that their jobs would run.