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Issue 99: iSGTW 5 November 2008

Geocluster open for business 

Last summer, Compagnie Générale de Géophysique-Veritas, the first business to develop an industrial application with Enabling Grids for E-sciencE, opened its doors to clients.

“Everything is set for our sales team,” says Gaël Youinou, software manager at CGGVeritas. “I expect that the first contracts with clients will be signed before the end of the year.”

The company developed software that processes seismic data, which comes from a variety of sources, including trucks that mechanically send sound-waves into the earth with the use of large, hydraulics devices, and ship-borne “airguns” that fire at regular intervals just below the water’s surface as the vessel moves along pre-determined survey lines.

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Feature - Health   

In patients with both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the Parkinson’s disease can progress at an accelerated rate due to an abnormal protein interaction.  A team of researchers is studying this interaction, contributing to the search for a drug that will slow this devastating progression.

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Feature - Grid security

 Today’s cyber security climate

The grid offers many advantages for computing. But it offers one singular disadvantage: a grid is only as strong as its least secure site. Today’s attacks target specific projects, technologies and organizations, and take advantage of established trust relationships.

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Link of the week

/We′ll always have Paris

Less intimate than Ilsa and Rick, close to 100 participants attended a Reflection Group workshop in Paris on 21-22 October to discuss management of massive data sets, access for users to these data sets, and access to computing resources. This was the first event where the ESFRI and cyberinfrastructure worlds came together. 

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Video of the week

/Polar Grid

The ice shelves in West Antarctica are disintegrating, and glaciers in southern Greenland are moving faster. These great ice sheets affect the global climate in complex ways.  

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