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Issue 56: iSGTW 09 January 2008

 And they computed happily ever after: Service Level Agreements for a happy IT marriage

Knowing what is expected of each partner is a recipe for a productive relationship, even in grid computing.
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Who will take out the garbage? How will problems be handled? From where will the toothpaste be squeezed?

Counselors advise engaged couples to discuss in advance what each partner expects of the other, but what about IT?

Perhaps relationships between IT service providers and users could also benefit from this same principle of clear communication?

EGEE, Europe’s largest grid computing project, thinks so, and is entering into its own “pre-nup” agreement.

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Feature - Campus grids

 United we compute: FermiGrid continues to yield results
Since its launch in late 2004, FermiGrid has grown into a multi-faceted science grid, contributing to ongoing research in physics, genomics, molecular dynamics, nanotechnology and more. 

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Feature - Campus grids

 SURAgrid storms in to disaster prediction and planning
If you’re studying genetic sequences, geostatics modeling, or fusion reactors, then SURAgrid has something for you. And if you’re into disaster prediction and planning, then you’ve certainly come to the right place.

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Link of the week

/UBICOMP for a persuasive lunch tray
Does your toddler take too long over meals? Do you have trouble keeping track of your phone, keys, wallet, shoes…?

Fear not! Researchers at National Taiwan University’s UBICOMP lab are working to develop computing technologies that can help modify human behavior.

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Image of the week

Grids for kids

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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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February 2011

1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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