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Conclusions and Contributions

In this chapter, we summarise the whole book. Section 8.1 summarises the contents of the whole book. Section 8.2 outlines the main contributions of this book.

8.1 Summary of This Book

The research objective described in this book is to investigate the issue of computation and storage trade-off in the cloud in order to help both users and service providers to bring the cost down dramatically when deploying the computation and data-intensive scientific applications with the pay-as-you-go model. This book was organised as follows:

• Chapter 1 introduced the scientific applications in the cloud, which is the background of this research. Chapter 1 also described the aims of this work, the key issues to be addressed ...

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