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Issue 132: iSGTW 8 July 2009


South Africa Grid: A view from the coordinator’s chair

When you look at the Real Time Monitor, you see incoming and completed jobs shuttling in rapid fire between computer centers scattered all over the globe.

What you do not see are any jobs traveling to and from southern Africa (see screenshot at right).

To remedy this will be the South Africa Grid, or SAGrid.

After over a year of training sessions and technical workshops in multiple countries, preparations are under way for a move to full production readiness of the SAGrid, writes its Coordinator, Bruce Becker.

The testing and incubation phase is coming to an end; the high-speed national research network SANREN is under way and already active at several sites; and the international bandwidth available to South African universities will increase dramatically when the SEACOM fiber optic cable up the African East Coast comes online. At the same time, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Computing Center has also recently undergone a major upgrade, more than doubling the computing capacity at that site.

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To better understand how the grid will work when the LHC restarts, researchers conducted their own “stress test” of the system.

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 Grid technologies in Latin America

In the Amazon, distance education and e-infrastructures are key, says Brazilian Senator Jefferson Praia.

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News of the week

/HealthGrid round-up

If you could not go to Berlin personally to participate, you can now attend virtually, a few days later, thanks to our wide-roving correspondents.

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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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14-16, UCC 2010

17, ICETI 2011 and ICSIT 2011

24, Abstract Submission deadline, EGI User Forum


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11, SPCloud 2011

22, ALENEX11

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