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Issue 112: iSGTW 18 February 2009

Help create an earthbound sun 

The dream of fusion power sounds so fantastic that one’s initial reaction might be to dismiss it as science fiction. Yet  scientists hope to bring the power that emblazons the sun, fusion, to earthbound reactors. In this type of reaction two atomic nuclei bind — or fuse — together to form a heavier atom, triggering a monumental release of energy. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France is a research and development project seeking to build a prototype fusion power plant.

Aiding ITER in its computational load is Ibercivis, a volunteer computing project  . . .

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Feature - Building networks  

The Internet may be a powerful tool. But researchers trying to extend the Net's capabilities want to test their ideas for improving network design, distributed systems and security without disrupting or breaking it.

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Feature - Computing and development

 Blue Gene for Africa

What is the fastest scientific supercomputer on the entire African continent?

And what will researchers do with this resource, now available free courtesy of IBM and BELIEF-II?

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Link of the week

/ Hollywood comes to CERN

On 12 February, CERN saw stars.

Stars from Hollywood, that is.

Actors Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer and director Ron Howard visited the grounds and posed in front of "the dome," and later unveiled some footage from their upcoming film version of Dan Brown's fictional book, Angels & Demons.

In the story, a secret society tries to annihilate the Vatican with antimatter stolen from the lab on the Swiss-French border. (And CERN's director has a private, X-33 space plane in an underground hangar.)

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Image of the week


Three days of "change, solidarity, love . . . and intense networking . . ."

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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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