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Issue 25: iSGTW 23 May 2007

 Feature - DZero: Doing Double Duty

Summer 2006: A new layer of silicon detector is ready to fit in the center of the DZero detector.
Image courtesy of Dmitri Densiov, Fermilab

On the hunt for physics beyond the Standard Model, some DZero physicists search for traces of super-symmetry, leptoquarks, quark substructure and other curiosities. Others continue to probe the Model, the theoretical backbone of modern particle physics, by making ever more precise measurements.

DZero, located at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illionis, U.S., is a “general-purpose high energy physics experiment.” As such, the DZero detector slices and dices a broad range of particles and phenomena that only Fermilab’s Tevatron, currently the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, can produce.

DZero uses Open Science Grid resources for the bulk of its data processing. These jobs, which started running in February, are the first real production use of OSG resources for high energy physics.

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Feature - Project Profile

 Taiwan’s Tier-1 Connects Asian-Pacific
Taiwan may be small, but its contribution to the global grid effort is increasingly large. This is the message of Simon Lin, Project Director of Academia Sinica Grid Computing, the dedicated grid computing center of Taiwan’s most influential academic research institution.

Taiwan’s ASGC already plays a pivotal role: since December 2005 it has functioned as a Tier-1 Center for the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, or WLCG, making it one of only eleven such centers around the globe.

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Feature - People

 From High Performance Computing to Grid 
Computing power continues to grow exponentially. Users are demanding ever-more power as their applications become increasingly complex.

Marie-Christine Sawley, co-director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Center, has the job of matching the rapid expansion of computing technology with the needs of CSCS Users.



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Statistic of the Week

BNL 318
For those new to grid computing, or those who wonder what happened to all the real words, the Enabling Grids for E-sciencE glossary defines 318 acronyms.

The glossary can provide a ready guide to the acronyms and keywords that pop up in almost every grid-related sentence.

Can’t find your personal favorite? Send an email to and do your bit to help demystify grids.

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Image of the Week 

Studying the Process of Learning

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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

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1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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