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Issue 55: iSGTW 19 December 2007

 Grids don’t take vacation

A big thanks to those who are giving up their time over the end of year break to keep grids all over the world on-line.
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While many of us are away on vacation, enjoying a snowy (or scorching) end of year break, the grids on which we depend keep crunching through jobs.

In fact, the end of year break sees many grid services working harder than ever. How does it happen?

iSGTW took time off from our own hectic holiday schedule to see what goes on while the users’ away.

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Opinion - WLCG development

 Five years on: Asia Pacific in the global grid
Since the first meeting of the Grid Deployment Board in 2002 the global grid effort has burgeoned.

Simon Lin discusses progress on the global grid and the role of the Asia Pacific, past and future.

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Feature - Project management

 Behind the scenes with Mission Control: project managing massive grid projects
Behind every megabyte there is a mega-bit of teamwork.

iSGTW goes behind the scenes to find out how massive grid projects stay coordinated.

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Link of the week

/GridRepublic performs at 700-plus teraflops
Want to be part of the world’s most powerful supercomputer?

Try 700-plus teraflops of power on for size: that’s the aggregate power available from the 18 volunteer computing projects supported by GridRepublic.

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Image of the week

Postcard from holiday: wish you were here

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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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