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Issue 14: iSGTW 07 March 2007

 Feature - The CMS “Top 100” 

On February 28, the central, and heaviest, section of the CMS detector was lowered 100 meters underground into the CMS cavern. This photo was taken soon after the section began its descent into the cavern.
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It takes audacity to throw away all but a hundred of every 40 million data points. How can you be sure you’re saving the precious few that may lead to discovery? For the CMS high-energy physics experiment, the response involves gambling—fortunately, these scientists have a good hand.

The Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, will turn on its colliding proton beams late this year, and ramp up to a rate of 40 million collisions per second. Each collision produces particles that leave signals in a surrounding detector. The CMS experiment, positioned at one of the LHC collision areas, and subject to real-world network limitations, must select only the very best candidates for analysis.

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Feature -Middleware

 Grids go to Market 
Tycoon is a software system designed to manage IT resources by putting compute cycles, data storage and bandwidth up for auction. Hewlett-Packard researcher and Tycoon developer Bernardo Huberman believes market-based systems are the way of the allocating future.

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Feature - Applications

 Parallel Evolution: DILIGENT and ETICS
DILIGENT and ETICS, two European Commission-funded
projects that are leaders in the European grid scene, recently achieved milestone releases of their software, thanks largely to their collaboration with each other.

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Statistic of the Week

 4.3 million
Number of potential malarial medicines tested in two and a half months by the second phase of the WISDOM initiative. WISDOM analyzed possible docking arrangements between drug compounds and target proteins of the malaria parasite, with the hope of accelerating the search for anti-malarial drugs.  


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 Image of the Week

Forecasting air quality with CHIMERE

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 ISC ’07 - Registration Open
Online advance registration for the International Supercomputing Conference is now open. Attendees receive a reduced rate for registering by May 26. The conference will be held June 26-29 in Dresden, Germany, under the theme “Exploring the Frontiers of Supercomputing.”

The conference program is available online. To register online click here.


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 CHEP 2007 - Registration Open
The 2007 International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics is planned for September 2-7, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. A Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid Meeting will be held September 1-2 prior to CHEP 2007.

Conference registration started March 1. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 1, 2007. For more information see the recent news bulletin or the conference Web site.

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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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