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Issue 119: iSGTW 8 April 2009

Clouds make way for STAR to shine 

With local computers busy and the grid unable to guarantee workable resources on very short notice, the STAR experiment at the Brookhaven National Laboratory turned to cloud computing to meet a tough deadline. Only two weeks before the biggest conference in the field, the team started a set of complex simulations and finished in time to present results.

“This is the very first time cloud computing has been used in our field for scientific production work with full confidence in the results” said Jérôme Lauret, who heads the STAR team. “This is a breakthrough.”

STAR resources running the Open Science Grid software provided for much of this computation. However, behind the two-week, pre-conference scramble stands a collaboration begun a few years ago between STAR and the Nimbus team at Argonne National Laboratory, led by Kate Keahey.

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MeSSaGE Lab's Nimrod Toolkit  

David Abramson and his group from Monash University have helped many scientists and engineers — and undergraduates — embrace new computing technologies and still focus on their science.

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Profile of a CMS physicist

 Freya Blekman, from hockey to Higgs

"As a scientist, I learn something new every day, and I expect that it will be like that for the rest of my career . . . "

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Link of the week

/Women in physics

Physics has served as the primary driver of the EGEE and OSG grid computing projects. Fermilab's Women in Physics Web site facilitates the goal of increasing the role and participation of women not only in physics, but also in disciplines, such as computing, that support physics.

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Image of the week

Emergency management at your fingertips


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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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