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Issue 63: iSGTW 27 February 2008

 Evolving towards the future of science: genetic algorithms and grid computing

Mutate your way to perfection using “genetic algorithms,” search functions that “evolve” towards the optimum solution to a problem. By imitating life’s genetic evolution, the simulations progress a “population” of potential solutions towards better and better solutions.

Now the technology that makes these simulations possible—high performance computing—is also benefiting from it.

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Feature - Earth science

 Stormy weather: grid computing powers fine-scale climate modeling
Why run individual models when you can run models in combination? When it comes to climate modeling, meteorologists are showing 16 forecasts are better than one.  

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Feature - People

 Les Robertson: six years at the head of the LCG
iSGTW chats to Les Robertson, who recently stepped down after six years at the head of the Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, about the past, present and future of the LCG.

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Link of the week

/Secrets, lies and knowing thy customer
Why are so many MySpace users aged over 100? And why are so many online daters young, lithe and driving sports cars? 

This entertaining presentation by anthropologist Genevieve Bell, Director of User Experience at Intel, offers some answers to the big questions.

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Image of the week

Grids help map salt in coastal aquifer

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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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1 - 4, GlobusWorld '11

2, Lift 11

15 - 16, Cloudscape III

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