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Issue 20: iSGTW 18 April 2007

 Open Science Grid: Living up to its Name

Image courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

The Open Science Grid, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science and the National Science Foundation, works hard to live up to its name: OSG is a grass roots consortium open to all scientific communities, accommodating to all resource providers, open to new technologies and to integration and interoperability with other grids. OSG supports science and research—especially collaborative science requiring high throughput computing. OSG enables the sharing of distributed computing and storage resources by connecting them into a common grid infrastructure over production and research networks via a common set of middleware. 

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Feature - Science

 Earthshaking Images
The powerful earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the seven-story building so hard it bent, cracked and swayed in response.

But this was no ordinary earthquake. Engineering researchers from the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California at San Diego recently jarred a full-size 275-ton building erected on a shake table to study structural engineering with the help of visualization experts.

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Feature - Community

 Grids in the Blogosphere
Unknown a few years ago, keeping a blog (short for Weblog) is now a major trend, particularly in the technology and IT sectors. The grid domain is no exception. People from many aspects of grid technology are blogging on their area of work, wider grid-related interests and whatever else strikes their fancy.



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Acronym of the Week

A tripartite alliance between scientific research centers in the United Kingdom and United States, the AtlanTICC Alliance seeks to develop and exploit the results of research and training at its three partner institutions: Imperial College London, UK; Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.; and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S.

One of their research themes, Enabling Technologies, includes research in grid technology and seeks to “Create the technological structure for tomorrow’s leaders in science and technology.”

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Image of the Week - Infrastructure

India’s National Grid Computing Initiative 


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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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