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Issue 108: iSGTW 21 January 2009

Rough waters: fighting modern-day pirates with technology 

In the past year, maritime shipping has suffered a resurgence of piracy, at a level that the world has not seen since the early 18th century.

Modern sailors working off the Horn of Africa have been particularly hard hit: last year, records show that 125 ships were attacked and 45 seized.

Real numbers are likely much higher, as piracy is believed to be widely under-reported. One of the world's busiest shipping lanes, about 20,000 ships annually pass through the Gulf of Aden on their way to and from the Suez Canal — carrying a tenth of world trade.

Multimillion-dollar ransoms have been reported, and ships and sailors have been detained for months.

But with satellite mapping and grid technology, things could change.

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Opinion - SURA leads SC08 discussion

At an informal SC08 discussion, users and developers shared experiences and insights on  grid-based High Performance Computing.

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Feature - Autonomic computing 

 Observing the grid

Like astronomers peering through a telescope to explore the solar system, researchers in grids are able to examine Grid Observatory’s data repository to find new patterns.

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Link of the week

/"Science is awesome, dude"

An unlikely positive review of physics appeared in a rather unexpected source — the young, hipster, alternative weekly known as The Boston Phoenix, primarily known for its coverage of the downtown art and music scene (and for its spicy style) . . . 

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Image of the week


In search of the Cod particle

Nope, "Cod particle" is a not a typo.

Proving that physicists can take a joke as well as anyone else, herewith is a little something making the rounds of research laboratories: The Manchester Guardian's take on the "Large Haddock Collider," in which "superstrong magnets assemble Irritating Jumbles of Initials (IJIs)."

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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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