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Issue 29: iSGTW 20 June 2007

 Feature - Grid technology, relativity and the Aurora Borealis

Observers of the Aurora Borealis are witnessing a union between quantum theory and the theory of relativity.
Image courtesy of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research 

If you’ve visited Helsinki or Anchorage, you may have seen visible proof of Einstein’s theory of special relativity: the red color in the Aurora Borealis.

While we rarely see relativistic effects, they are in fact ubiquitous. Predictive models that integrate relativity and classical physics are increasingly accurate, but consume ever-more computing power.

Theoretical chemist Lucas Visscher of Vrije University Amsterdam hopes to improve the efficiency of these models, aiming to help other researchers study larger, biologically more interesting molecules.  And he’s turning to grid power to do it.

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Opinion - Infrastructure

Should you have access to high end computing?
Which would you choose? Broad access to middle-end computing resources? Or access for a select few, to the absolute cream of what computing has on offer?

Anita Jones, a policy expert and leader in information technology in the United States, says the answers to these questions are vital.

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Feature - Biological sciences

 Protein origami: function follows form
Scientists in the Kuhlman Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are using the Open Science Grid to perform protein origami.

They’re using OSG to run Rosetta: a powerful tool for predicting and designing the incredibly complex three-dimensional structures that proteins can adopt. 

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Acronym of the week

This week, 18-22 June, is Typhoon and Flood Awareness Week in the Philippines.

Who better to entrust with this than PAGASA, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, part of the country’s e-science grid program.

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Image of the week

On the hunt for the Higgs

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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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