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Issue 106: iSGTW 7 January 2009

 Opinion - UK grid researchers aid efforts to understand climate change

To learn about climate change and its effects, climate researchers have to play detective.

And as detectives, they need access to a variety of clues, sometimes from widely disparate sources.

For instance, one climate researcher —Beate Liepert at Columbia University—has floated above the greater New York City region in a hot-air balloon, in order to collect aerosol samples in the atmosphere and see how they affect the weather. (In a nutshell, she found that aerosols make wet areas wetter, and dry areas drier. So India's monsoons will be more intense, and Australia's droughts will be harsher.)

But in addition to collecting data, they also need a place to store all their evidence, in such a way that their huge data sets from wildly disparate sources scattered over a large geographic area can be dealt with efficiently and transparently, by multiple users, and still be secure.

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Feature - Purdue’s TeraDRE

 Distributed graphics

Rendering frames in a complex animation can tie up workstations for days or weeks. Sharing the load dramatically reduces a job’s run time.

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Feature - EU India

 A  “passport” to India

The establishment of the Indian Grid Certification Authority and its recognition by the APgridPMA represents a major achievement.

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Link of the week

/ A little bit of symmetry

So, what do people think of the future of grids, in the advent of clouds?

One place to find out is Symmetry Breaking, a blog on the site of the bi-monthly Symmetry magazine website, which is run by the folks at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

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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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