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Issue 45: iSGTW 10 October 2007

 Electing for transparency: politics, grid computing and partisan gerrymandering

How did individuals vote and could their district affect the result?
Image courtesy of Crimson Grid
The boundaries of U.S. elective districts can be “redrawn” to ensure that equal representation is maintained relative to changes in the population.

Can state legislators sway the outcome of an election by drawing careful boundaries to favor their own parties, or disfavor racial and ethnic minorities?

Researchers at Harvard University are using law, statistics and grid computing to discover the truth behind voting trends. 

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Feature - Tailored network technology

 Europe and China working together to optimize network layer
Its no news to grid developers: TCP/IP does not always offer efficient support for grid applications.

Werner Heiß introduces EC-GIN, a collaborative effort working towards a dedicated grid-friendly network solution.

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Opinion - Systems administration

 Scattered, sectioned and super-sized: sysadmin challenges and grids
Servers, security, software, storage... Systems administraters must juggle them all without dropping a ball.

Paul Anderson discusses the added sysadmin challenges of working with grids.

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Link of the week

/Pit your wit against the World Checkers Champion
Play to win against an online semi-shackled version of unbeatable checkers program Chinook.

Chinook was created with the help of Canada’s WestGrid, which helped researchers sort through 500 billion billion checkers positions.

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Image of the week

Acoustic field of a supersonic jet

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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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