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Issue 104: iSGTW 10 December 2008

 World’s ‘most sophisticated thermometer’ to go into space

Next spring, the Planck satellite lifts off from the European Space Agency’s launch pad in French Guiana. A few hours after launch, Planck will detach from its escort and begin its six-month journey to its final orbit—a place 1.5 million kilometers away from our planet, far enough away from our neighborhood to avoid the emission of any heat from the Earth, the moon and the sun.

By taking sensitive temperature measurements of whatever it can find after those heat sources are well out of the way, the Planck satellite will be able to record the lingering radiant heat leftover from the very formation of the universe.

The mission is expected to produce 17 terabytes of data during its 14-month run. Its data will come in a continuous stream and will require around 100 teraflops of computing power for storage and analysis. For part of this analysis, the Planck community is using grid technology . . . 

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Feature - Petabyte digital storage

 Massive new digital storage library for atmospheric research

The National Center for Atmospheric Research recently built a facility capable of holding up to 30 petabytes of data—the equivalent of more than 6 million DVDs. AMSTAR will store climate simulation data, weather models and irreplaceable historical climate records from around the world.

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Opinion - Grid security

 A matter of trust

Who on the grid should you trust with access to your computatational resources, and how should you decide to allow it? Can it be done automatically?

Some researchers at the University of Westminster, UK, think they have found answers, via what they term Web Service Trust Negotiation.

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Link of the week

/ Virtually attend e-Science

So, you wanted to attend the e-Science conference in Indianapolis, but could not make it?

Well, now you can.

Virtually, that is, through the magic of the Web 2.0

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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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