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Issue 6: iSGTW 20 December 2006

 Feature: Building Japan's Grid

The Institute for Molecular Science helps nanoscience researchers use NAREGI grid technology. This image shows a chemical reaction between solute molecules in water.
Institute for Molecular Science

NAREGI, Japan’s National Research Grid Initiative, started in 2003 as project to develop grid middleware and prove the technology’s usefulness to scientific communities and the business world. More recently, NAREGI’s goals have expanded to include supporting two nationwide computing infrastructures.

“NAREGI’s grid middleware is one of the key component technologies for the Japanese Cyber Science Infrastructure framework,” explains NAREGI Project Leader Kenichi Miura. “We will also provide the infrastructure for access and data sharing within the Petascale computing system when it becomes available in 2010.”

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Feature - Science

In Search of the Subtle and Rare In Search of the Subtle and Rare
Three trillion times per second — that's how fast quarks in the B sub s (Bs) particle “oscillate,” or switch between their matter and antimatter states, according to scientists from the Collider Detector at Fermilab collaboration. The CDF physicists measured this rapid oscillation with the help of the world's most powerful particle accelerator, Fermilab’s Tevatron, unprecedented computing power made available through the Open Science Grid and the LHC Computing Grid, and a healthy dose of ingenuity.

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Feature - Profile

Government to Grid Government to Grid
It is well known that countries like the UK and Germany have invested heavily in grid technology, but they are not alone. Countries in southeastern Europe have also enthusiastically embraced the Grid. Aleksandar Belic, head of the Scientific Computing Laboratory at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, has been one of the leaders in bringing grid infrastructures to the region.

Unusually for a scientist, Belic has governmental experience that has proved invaluable in his work with projects such as Enabling Grids for E-sciencE.

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Link of the Week

Genome Comparison on the World Community GridGenome Comparison on the World Community Grid
The World Community Grid, which uses public computing resources to tackle projects that benefit humanity, launched its first cooperative project with South American scientists in November. The Genome Comparison project, a collaboration between World Community Grid and the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Fiocruz, Brazil, will compare genomic information to improve the quality and interpretation of biological data and our understanding of biological systems, host–pathogen and environmental interactions.

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Image of the Week

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

Seven elements of the High Momentum Particle Identification Detector are set up on a platform before insertion inside ALICE’s octogonal magnet structure.

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Register Now for Open Science Grid All Hands Meeting
Registration is now open for the next Open Science Grid Consortium All Hands Meeting, to be held March 5–7, 2007 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

The All Hands Meeting will provide current and prospective OSG members, users and partners with an opportunity to learn about the status of and contribute to plans for the OSG.

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Final Call for Papers for TeraGrid '07
TeraGrid invites you to share strategies for advancing scientific discovery with cyberinfrastructure! TeraGrid '07 is currently accepting papers, demonstrations, posters, tutorials and birds-of-a-feather sessions for the second annual TeraGrid conference, to be held June 4–8, 2007, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Full papers (3–5 pages in length) are due January 12, 2007.

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Feature – Army of Women allies with CaBIG for online longitudinal studies

Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


NeHC launches social media

PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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December 2010

13-18, AGU Fall Meeting

14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


January 2011

11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

30 Jan – 3 Feb, ESCC/Internet2


February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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