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Issue 10: iSGTW 07 February 2007

 Geneticists’ Gateway to the Grid

In many biological disciplines, the answers to researchers’ questions are buried under mountains of complex data. The Genome Analysis Database Update tool uses grid computing to help geneticists compare genomes.

Margie Romine, a microbiologist, uses GADU to study the bacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1, a microbe capable of metabolizing metals. Due to its unusual diet, scientists may one day use S. oneidensis MR-1 to clean sites contaminated with toxic materials.

Grid computing will help Romine better understand how Shewanella behaves in the environment.

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Feature - Events

 Preparing for the Large Hadron Collider
The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid collaboration recently held a workshop to prepare for the task of processing the enormous amount of data that will be generated by the LHC. 

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Feature -Applications

 SDSC Experts Help Navajos Build “An Internet to the Hogan”
Navajos in the American Southwest, many of whom have never had access to a personal telephone, will soon make a significant leap into the Internet Age, thanks in part to resources provided by the San Diego Supercomputer Center. 

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Link of the Week

 Results Posted for BBC Climate Experiment

Over 250,000 members of the public from around the world volunteered spare processing power from their personal computers to participate in the largest yet climate modeling experiment. A team from the University of Oxford compiled the data to predict the Earth’s climate thhrough the year 2080. The results are now posed on the BBC's Web site


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 Deadline Extension for EGEE User Forum
Deadline for the submission of abstracts to the EGEE User Forum has been extended to February 14.

Important topics will be data access, interactive usage, workload and workflows. For further information please click here.

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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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