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Issue 19: iSGTW 11 April 2007

 GridPP: the UK Grid for Particle Physics

Simulated event of the collision of two protons in the ATLAS particle physics experiment.
Image copyright CERN

Particle physicists in the United Kingdom have built the country’s largest grid as part of the GridPP project. Developed to analyze data from the upcoming Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the grid currently spans 17 UK sites and includes almost 10,000 CPUs and more than 500 terabytes of data storage, with available storage reserves on disk and tape of 1.5 petabytes. It is also an integral part of the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE project, contributing most of the computing power for the UK and Ireland regions.



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Feature - Education

 Fermilab Postdoc Gets Word out About the Grid
Oliver Gutsche, a Fermilab postdoc, participated in the Midwest Grid Workshop at the University of Illinois in Chicago, held March 24–25, where he taught students and scientists how to make the grid best work for them and their science. “In my opinion, the public usually thinks that we physicists just sit in our ivory towers,” he says. “Informing the public helps in changing this.”

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Feature - Infrastructure

 Pacific Rim Researchers Collaborate to Study Avian Flu 
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Hawaii will use bioinformatics, grid computing and networking infrastructure, as well as collaborative ties to Asian institutions to learn more about avian flu. They hope to help head off a much-feared pandemic in the region of the world where the disease has already cost human lives.

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Link of the Week

 The Grid University
3tera, a California based company launched in 2004, recently launched a free “Grid University.” While it does concentrate on 3tera products, the program also includes basic introductions to grid computing. The free course runs online twice a week.

Visit the “Grid University” Web site.


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Image of the Week

Modeling Columbia River Water Flow

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 TeraGrid '07 Speakers Include Jones, Maechling and Strong
One of the United States’ leaders in information technology, Anita K. Jones, director of research at the Department of Defense from 1993–97, will deliver the keynote speech at TeraGrid ’07. The second annual TeraGrid conference will be held June 4–8 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

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 Funding for GridPP3
Grid computing in the United Kingdom has been boosted with the announcement of ₤30m further funding for GridPP, the UK’s particle physics grid.

This will allow the project to continue into its third phase, until 2011.


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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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