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Issue 72: iSGTW 30 April 2008

 The role of open source in grid computing: past, present and future

Why is Globus software open source? Has this decision paid off? What does the future of open source technology hold and how can users play their part?

Ian Foster of the Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago shares his thoughts on the evolution of open source movement.

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Feature - Particle physics

 Sicily’s TriGrid tames “unbeatable” monster
Not a fire-breathing monster, although just as extraordinary, the CHIMERA—or Charged Heavy Ion Mass and Energy Resolving Array—is using a local grid to fuel international science.

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Feature - Cloud computing

 The new Nimbus: first steps in the clouds
A new cloud computing service is allowing scientists to provision virtual machines using a leasing model. Called Nimbus, the service offers the chance to explore a different way of using grid resources.

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Link of the week

/Anti-Phishing Phil
Spoof emails, counterfeit Web sites, online scams...these hooks cannot be avoided using software or hardware alone.

The weakest link in any online community, including grids and virtual organizations, is the user, which is where Anti-Phishing Phil swims in.

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Image of the week

Shave hundreds of years off your research life

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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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