The University of Washington has won three recent awards from the National Science Foundation related to cloud computing. Two of the grants will fund projects examining ocean climate simulations and analyzing astronomical images. Both provide tools so researchers can use cloud computing to easily interact with the massive datasets that are becoming more and more common in science. A third grant to the UW provides curriculum and training to teach cloud computing. The awards are to eScience Institute research scientist and CSE affiliate professor Bill Howe, Astronomy professor Andy Connolly, and CSE professor and eScience Institute director Ed Lazowska. See the full story here.