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Issue 69: iSGTW 09 April 2008

 Wonderful wheats: automating the search for new genes

Providing vital food for billions of people, wheat cannot afford a sick-day off. It must resist new diseases, adapt to environmental change and flourish in the face of viruses, bacteria, insects and fungi.

Now, with the aid of grid-powered gene sequencing and selection, wheat must enter the 21st century.

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Feature - Accessability

 Never-born proteins: predicting protein structures from your web browser
The GENIUS grid portal, developed by an Italian collaboration, allows non-expert users to execute and monitor protein prediction jobs using a conventional web browser.

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Opinion - Security

 Five pillars for secure scientific computing
Should cybersecurity be reactive or proactive? Should it be both?

Christopher Griffin and Louis Wilder detail the many-pillared plan they believe is required for defence of our cybersecurity.

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Link of the week

/The world’s most powerful computer?
Luis Von Ahn is working with software powerful enough to build the Empire State Building in 6.8 hours, or the Panama canal in less than a day.

In this entertaining and fast-paced talk, Von Ahn shares his noveland some say brilliantapproach to volunteer computing.

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Image of the week

FOCUS on fire

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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


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11, HPCS 2011 Submission Deadline

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