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Issue 120: iSGTW 15 April 2009

DANTE dances to the volcano 

Domenico Vicinanza, an engineer at  DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) takes recordings of the seismic activity of volcanoes and transforms them into sound waves, in order to help predict eruptions.

A musician as well, Vicinanza went one step further, converting sound waves from multiple volcanoes — Mount Etna, Mount Tungurahua, and the Mountains Pinatubo and Mayon — into a melody, which he then composed into music.

Pretty cool use of the grid, you think?

There's more: On March 29, the American modern dance company CitySpace Ensemble, on tour in Cambridge, England, (see image above) performed to his “earth-shaking” music . . .

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The PanDA (Production And Distributed Analysis), developed for ATLAS, takes charge of distributing jobs, collecting results and managing workflow.

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 Grid sails to the rescue

Shipyards in Europe cannot compete on price alone against yards in the Far East. So, they must must focus on making high-quality, unique, custom-tailored vessels. How? With virtual ship-design. Their tool: the grid.

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Link of the week

 A day for Ada

Who was Ada Lovelace, and why is there a day honoring her work? What is the connection between her, Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, computation and Lord Byron?

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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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17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


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