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Issue 75: iSGTW 21 May 2008

 Let’s be fair: a new approach to grid scheduling

No one likes waiting in line but—as long as no one cuts in front—we're usually happy to wait our turn. However, that changes as soon as there's the slightest hint we're being treated unfairly. It happens even in the research world, where individuals ditch their otherwise sunny disposition when they feel their jobs have queued longer than they should.

Emmanuel Medernach noticed this among his colleagues at the LPC laboratory at the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where he is a member of the lab’s computing management. He thinks he’s found a new approach, to even things out.

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Opinion -  Security

 Securing the multiplatform grid
One of the biggest challenges facing scientists who wish to make use of multi-platform grid infrastructures is reconciling different security systems. “Unpicking” the different elements and defining a common security profile is "key," says Steve Brewer.

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Feature - High-energy data transfer

 CMS readies network for LHC data
Transfer 300 billion bytes (300 Gigabytes) per day for six out of seven consecutive days and move 2.3 million million bytes —these are the criteria that major network links in CMS’s computing structure must satisfy when the LHC turns on at CERN.

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Link of the week
Say that you’re an American  researcher working in Wagga Wagga, Australia, far from home, and you want to log in to use the resources of the nearest research institution. Or, you’re in Vietnam and want to securely access the Internet from your host institution at the University of Hanoi.

How do you do it with the fewest hassles about getting permissions, registering your laptop—or learning multiple sets of new usernames and passwords?

Never fear, eduroam is here.

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Image of the week

Heavenly solutions

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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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