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Issue 82: iSGTW 9 July 2008

World Community Grid to tackle rice crisis 

As concerns of a global hunger crisis mount, researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, have launched a new program on IBM’s World Community Grid to develop stronger strains of rice that could produce crops with larger, more nutritious yields and greater resistance to changing weather patterns.

Jumpstarted by a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the “Nutritious Rice for the World” program will harness over 160 teraflops of the grid’s volunteer-donated processing power to study rice at the atomic level.  Researchers expect the results to transfer to other cereal crops such as corn, wheat, and barley and to have a major impact on global health.

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Feature - Medicine               

Branching through your brain, a complex system of arteries, capillaries and veins feeds the organ that allows you to think. While the shape of each person’s network is similar in the basics to everyone else’s, it is unique in the particulars.

A new type of three-dimensional imaging and processing tool, based upon grid-computing, stands ready to change the way doctors perform neurosurgery.

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Feature - Meteorology

 Taking the LEAD on adaptive weather forecasting

As weather conditions change rapidly and dramatically, it becomes difficult to disseminate timely severe weather warnings or to reroute air traffic to avoid costly delays.

To address this, the LEAD project has created an interactive, adaptable system for accessing and utilizing meteorological data, forecast models, and analysis and visualization tools.

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Link of the week

/People behind the projects

Grid computing isn't faceless, nameless, sterile technology. Real people make it tick.  Who are these people and what makes THEM tick? Find out on CERN's GridCafé Web page People behind the projects.

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Image of the week

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