The case of Extreme Scientists

The case of Extreme Scientists

Description of the architecture Dr. Schadt uses to do his research

The architecture Dr. Schadt uses in his research is very fast and involves crunching of a large amount of data and simulations of the data is also included. It is unique and less amount of money is required as compared to a research scientist in a multi-million dollar supercomputing company. He boards airplanes and then uses the plane wifi to connect to Amazon which then processes and analyze the data and has the results at the end of the traveling. He also compares the organization to living organisms; hence he has to understand the organization and uses open sharing of data to find the cure of the diseases and finally be able to combat or eradicate the diseases (Pearlson, Saunders, & Galletta, 2016).  The power he uses while analyzing the data is more fast and reliable as compared to supercomputing in a bigger company by scientists. It is also unique in that the Doctor has a regular credit card and is connected to supercomputing just like the other people but is only wise enough to invent his methods of processing the data faster in a less expensive manner. Usually, processing of data like in medicine involves studies which are done one by one and is far much slower. For example, studying one gene at a time and provide less information on the cure of disease conditions. It is also typical in that the organization founded by Dr. Schadt is not to make profits but facilitate data processing (Pearlson, Saunders & Galletta, 2016).

Risks Dr. Schadt faces by using Amazon for his supercomputing and the benefits

The risks and the challenges faced by Dr. Schadt in using supercomputing and cloud computing infrastructure that involves simulation is; first there is no security of the information and as the data is out there on the internet although the Amazon web services try to maintain and protect the users. A secure channel has to be used to ensure that the information is not shared before the user completes doing his research. The Amazon itself can encrypt the data, and hence they try to find out what the user is trying to come up with. This is where the information can be stolen and before the user like Dr. Schadt realizes finds that what he has been working on is already in the market generating profit for the company (Pearlson, Saunders, & Galletta, 2016).

The benefits of using Amazon services is that the network is stable and well-connected while using it. Elasticity and scalability is the next benefit, and the first which is elasticity means that it is easy to use because one can use the databases without having any necessary skills to operate and process the data. Everything is clear, and only the directions are read through, and then operations are run through. Scalability means it can be easily managed and updated or delete any information you wish to remove. It is also easy to maintain on the server, and the power is strong making the internet connection faster to process a large amount of the data and find solutions and answers that are needed. (Pearlson, Saunders & Galletta, 2016).

Advise to a company trying to decide using cloud computing for critical business applications

I would advise the company to embrace cloud computing rather than using individual computers in the processing of information as it uses a remote server in cloud computing. The reasons for advising this is; the first is in terms of productivity, and this means that the activities involved in software are consuming more time but with cloud computing, less time will be spent and the time can be diverted to do something meaningful. The second reason is that it is a provision that is self-service because the workload can be handled on demand and the need for skilled personnel for information technology will not be necessary for the company. The third reason is, therefore, the global scale where the when demand increases the company has to scale up and when it reduces the company scales down. This means the resources for information technology has to be provided at the right time, and the massive improvement of the infrastructure is reduced.




Pearlson, K. E., Saunders, C. S., & Galletta, D. F. (2016). Managing and using information systems, binder ready version: a strategic approach. John Wiley & Sons.