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Issue 81: iSGTW 2 July 2008

The deep in 3-D

Using the grid, researchers at Brunel University found a way to make holographic images of water samples in 66 percent less time than conventional, single-desktop machines.

In recent years, biologists have used holograms to make three-dimensional (3-D) snapshots of water, and study the underwater world without harming its denizens.

As camera technology improved, researchers could gather more information—and take more detailed pictures.

Paradoxically, advances in digital technology meant that images take longer to process and store: pictures are bigger and more complex, with a single charge-coupled-device (CCD) chip capturing as many as 100,000,000 pixels.

The result? A single desktop machine often takes 12 hours to handle one 3-D image.

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Feature - We can all get along               

Recently, three researchers in Italy found a new approach to grid interoperation, based on “middleware co-existence.”


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Feature - Data Transfer Technology

 GridFTP moves data and news

GridFTP, a data transfer protocol optimized for high-bandwidth wide-area networks, handles more than 2.5 million data transfers a day.

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Link of the week

/Fun factoids

“The first test (of the grid) is this gigantic atom-smasher. Assuming it won't blow up the world, which there is some talk it will do . . .”

These were just some of the things said about the grid in a 2-minute story on a well-known cable news channel. 

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Image of the week


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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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