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Issue 90: iSGTW 3 September 2008

Leading digital data research group moves to North Carolina 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now home to the world-renowned Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) group (formerly known as Data Intensive Computing Environments group), long of the San Diego’s Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego.

“The opportunity to recruit an entire group of active researchers with an international reputation for vision, innovation and accomplishment is rare, perhaps even unprecedented in information and library science,” said Chancellor Holden Thorp. “Their work is closely aligned with the school’s efforts in the areas of digital libraries and archives, databases, institutional repositories, information retrieval and information management. Our students and many others across campus will have an extraordinary opportunity to learn from and collaborate with this world-class research team.”

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Feature - EGEE’s Application Porting Support   

Novice grid users adding their applications to the grid—a complicated, tricky business—often benefit from a helping hand.

“We are here to be the equivalent of ‘guardian angels’ for the grid,” says Gergely Sipos, porting expert at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.  “We want to simplify a process that in some instances can be quite difficult.”

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Feature - LHC computing grid

 Mega grids for mega science

In 1995, Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman, known as the fathers of grid computing, looked at ways of using network technology to build very large, powerful systems, getting machines in different locations to work on parts of a problem and then combine for the result. Ultimately, these ideas together formed I-WAY, which enlisted high-speed networks to connect end resources at 17 sites across North America, marking the start of grid computing.

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Link of the week

/SDSC director urges academia to make cyberinfrastructure  “real”

In this month’s EDUCAUSE Review, Fran Berman, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, makes the case for investment in cyberinfrastructure as part of the “IT bill” for the Information Age.

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