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Issue 110: iSGTW 4 February 2009

Anticipating the big one 


At 10 a.m. on November 13, 5.3 million people in Southern California participated in the largest earthquake preparedness drill in U.S. history.

The Great Southern California ShakeOut — a collaboration between the United States Geological Society, the National Science Foundation, and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), among others — provided detailed information to the public about what would happen in the event of a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

(Experts at the SCEC say there is a 99% probability of an earthquake of at least magnitude 6.7 in the next 30 years.)

The ShakeOut effort required hundreds of the nation’s top seismologists, thousands of years of collective research, and the combined computational capability of some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

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Opinion - Medicine 
           

Treating cancer patients with radiation is inherently contradictory.

The goal is to apply a large, uniform dose of radiation to a small target, while minimizing collateral damage.

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Feature - Bridging grids and clouds

 G-Eclipse

Developers announced the creation of a graphical work- bench.

They say it will enable seamless access to both grids and clouds with the same simplicity as users accessing the Internet from their web-browsers.

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Link of the week

/ "Particle physics is the new rock 'n roll"

What do Mick Jagger, Queen guitarist Brian May, and Madonna all have in common? They're all rumored to have an interest in physics.

At least, that's what the BBC said in a radio program.

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Image of the week

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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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