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Issue 78: iSGTW 11 June 2008

 Feature - Biomedical informatics: Vision and challenges

Imagine your cell phone ringing at 6:00 a.m.: “Please telecommute today and keep children home from school. We are attempting to contain a sudden and dangerous outbreak of influenza that has already affected 30% of the population within ten miles of (your address).” 

The question is: How to get the right information to the right person at the right time?

Dan Reed, a computational scientist known for his leadership in developing technology and science policy, offered his vision at HealthGrid 2008 of tools and practices to advance the field of public health informatics. He also laid out the challenges.

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Feature - Digital humanities

 Finding love on the grid

With intriguing images and provocative text, elaborately illustrated secular and religious books helped young Dutch readers of the early 17th century learn about the many aspects of romance.

The Emblem Project Utrecht is digitizing these books so that modern readers can access them via the Web.

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Feature - Scientific workflow

 Placing Kepler at the center 

Scientists appreciate handy tools that simplify the process of analyzing data, especially when the data are stored in a complicated variety of systems and formats.

The Kepler workflow system is just such a tool; its native support of parallel processing allows these workflows to leverage the compute power of grid technologies.

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Link of the week

/Kids see tornado animation

The online edition of the classic children's publication Weekly Reader recently featured a tornado animation produced at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a leading partner in the TeraGrid .

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Image of the week

/A slimmer Milky Way

The Milky Way galaxy has lost weight. About a trillion suns’ worth.

This weighty discovery from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey has broad implications for our understanding of the Milky Way.

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PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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