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Issue 133: iSGTW 15 July 2009


Conserving bio-diversity at Peru’s CIP

What do the objects at right have in common?

They’re all potatoes.

And all their genetic diversity is being conserved, partly because of the grid.

The International Potato Center (known by its Spanish acronym, CIP) seeks to ensure the biodiversity of this staple food crop. The organization also seeks to reduce poverty and achieve food security on a sustained basis in developing countries through scientific research and related activities — not just on the potato, but on other root and tuber crops as well.

In addition, CIP research includes protecting potato seed, studying better methods of pest management, managing mountain agro-ecosystems, and using genetic resources to improve crops, among other activities.

To help it do so, the CIP installed the first cluster/grid high performance computing system in Peru.

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Researchers in South America use the grid to help run long- range climate forecasts, using 3 scenarios: “pessimistic,” “normal” & “optimistic.”

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Latin America and computing

 Profile - Craig Lee

The president of Open Grid Forum looks into his crystal ball to see what is the future state of e-infrastructure in Latin America.

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Link of the week

/BELIEF, live from Brazil

Want to know what’s happening at the “Bringing Europe’s eLectronic Infrastructures to Expanding Frontiers-Phase II” conference in São Paulo?

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Image of the week - Argentina


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Special Announcement - iSGTW on Holiday

Video of the Week - Learn about LiDAR


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PRACE announces third Tier-0 machine

iRODS 2011 User Group Meeting

Jobs in distributed computing


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