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Issue 11: iSGTW 14 February 2007

 LEADing Weather Research

This spring LEAD will launch fine-scale forecasts automatically in response to tornado-watch conditions. This experiment, the first of its kind, will run during the southern Great Plains' tornado season.

Severe storms in the United States take the lives of hundreds of people and cause more than 13 billion dollars in damage every year.

“Could we do a better job forecasting and understanding the weather if we adapted to the weather as it evolves?” asks Kelvin Droegemeier, the project director of Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery, which explores that very question.

With grid-enabled technology, LEAD works to improve the quality of forecasts and expand accessibility to sophisticated weather research.

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Feature - Events

 Kids Enjoy Grids
During the recent “Grids for Kids” day held at CERN, students learned about grid computing and particle colliders and saw that not all scientists are men in white lab coats with wild, Einstein-like hair.

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Feature - Applications

 Unlocking Secrets of the Heart
Mathematical models of hearts may not be the most romantic of things, but to patients at risk for vascular disease they hold much more promise than a box of chocolates.

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Statistic of the Week

The German e-Science Initiative founded by the German Ministry for Research and Education is funding over 100 German research organizations with 100 Million Euros over the next five years as part of the D-Grid initiative. 

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Sound of the Week

Listening to Volcanoes

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 Grids Featured in Three Sessions at 2007 AAAS Annual Meeting
This year’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will feature three sessions devoted to grid computing, e-science and cyberinfrastructure and their impact on scientific research.

More information can be found at the AAAS Annual Meeting Web site.

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Image of the Week - Infrastructure

China National Grid

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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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