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Issue 7 : iSGTW 17 January 2007

 Live Crunching in Switzerland

Grids are complex and intangible systems, and demonstrating them to a wide audience can be difficult. The recent GridCrunch event rose to the challenge, giving a practical demonstration of grid computing to members of the business and research community at an event in Fribourg, Switzerland.

At GridCrunch, held December 7 at the Ecole d’Ingenieurs de Fribourg, approximately 50 people watched a live demonstration of the same distributed application running on two very different computing infrastructures.

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Feature - Networking

Meeting the Data Transfer Challenge
As part of a computing challenge held in 2006, two university groups used parts of two grid infrastructures to transfer a massive amount of data. Over a one-month period, 105 terabytes of data was transferred between Purdue University in Indiana and the University of California, San Diego, using parts of the Open Science Grid and TeraGrid infrastructures.

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Feature - Hardware

New Chip May Boost Particle Physics Grid Power
The steady rise of the speed, or clock-frequency, of computer processors has resulted in design challenges for chip-makers in recent years. For example, the rising heat generated by multi-gigahertz processors - said by some to approach the heat produced in a nuclear reactor - leads to difficulty in cooling chips efficiently.

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Link of the Week

Defining the Grid
In his article, “Defining the Grid: A Snapshot on the Current View,” Heinz Stockinger from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics reports on different ideas about what a computing grid really is. Stockinger summarizes the answers given by 42 members of the international grid community to a survey conducted in spring 2006.

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Image of the Week

Fusion on the Grid

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Announcement

Call for Mini-Workshop Proposals for UK e-Science All Hands Meeting
Proposals for mini-workshops are due January 22 for the sixth UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, to be held September 10–13 in Nottingham, UK. Mini-workshops are sessions, focused on a particular topic, that bring together a number of presenters in a panel or mini-symposium format.

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Announcement

International Supercomputing Conference Issues Calls for Papers, Posters, BoF Sessions
The International Supercomputing Conference 2007, to be held June 26–29, 2007 in Dresden, Germany, invites the worldwide high performance computing community to submit abstracts for papers, research posters and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions. The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers is February 20; for posters and BoF sessions, April 12.

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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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