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Issue 123: iSGTW 6 May 2009

Open Parks Grid: Managing natural and historic sites


Widely considered integral to a healthy environment and society, parks and protected areas require care and maintenance by experts in diverse fields.  In a digital society, a digital link may help perpetuate parks’ unique resources and public interest in them. The Open Parks Grid (OPG) initiative aims to build this link.

Brett Wright, chairman of Clemson University’s parks, recreation and tourism management department, initiated the effort in 2007 to integrate the U.S. national parks and the people who use, manage and study them.  The institute proposes the Open Parks Grid will serve as a communication tool, and a virtual gateway to parks around the world.

“When you’re at a park, there’s no library next door,” said Wright. “We want to match researchers and their research to management needs.”

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EUAsia Grid  
           

/ Food for thought

What happened when a Malaysian, an Indonesian, a Czech, an Italian, an Australian, two Filipinos and half a dozen Taiwanese sat down at the dinner table in Taipei?

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Reconfigurable processors  
           

/ Busting the myth of immutable microprocessors

Imagine reconfiguring your computer’s hardware to perform individual tasks as efficiently as possible.  It's new, it's green, and it's . . . well . . . challenging.

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Link of the week

New iSGTW feature: Blog Watch


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Want to keep up with the grid computing blogosphere? You now have a link from iSGTW to recent entries from a number of blogs that we've identified. Feel free to send email to blogs@isgtw to suggest others to include. The link will reside in iSGTW's right-hand column every week.

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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

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February 2011

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