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Issue 47: iSGTW 24 October 2007

 Secure enough? Re-assessment of the world’s most-used hash function

SHA-1 is the world’s most-used cryptographic hash function. But can it resist volunteer computing power?
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SHA-1 Collision Search Graz

For more than a decade security agencies have been using Secure Hash Algorithms.

Billed as being “computationally infeasible” to break, SHA-1 has recently come under academic attack.

Now, with the power of distributed volunteer computing, SHA-1 faces its toughest battle yet. 

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Feature - Disaster management

 Ground-shaking research relies on Herculean computing

Earthquake simulations help cities prepare for “the big one.”

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Technology - Virtualization

 “Grid in a box” makes virtual grids a piece of cake

Install multiple grid services on a single machine using virtualization.

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Link of the week

/reCAPTCHA: stop spam, read books, beat the bots
reCAPTCHA lets you hide your email address or protect your Web site from automated “bots,” all while helping to digitize the worlds books.

Just say “no” to spam.

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Image of the week

New results from Fight AIDS@Home

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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

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February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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